Mona Lisa beams at NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA scientists have successfully beamed an iconic image of the Mona Lisa to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft from Earth.

Exploring the moon in 3D

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has acquired stereo images of the moon in high resolution (0.5 to 2 meters/pixel) that provide highly detailed 3D views of the surface.



Helium found in moon's atmosphere

Observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have revealed the presence of helium in the thin atmosphere surrounding the moon.

NASA says the moon's crust is being stretched



New images snapped by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) indicate the moon's crust is actually being stretched - forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface. 



Cosmic rays alter chemistry of lunar ice

A bombardment of cosmic rays on the moon's surface could be creating  complex carbon chains similar to those that form the foundations of biological life.

Moon still geologically active, images show

There's still some geological activity on the moon, new images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show.

Online volunteers could help find alien artifacts on the moon

Two Arizona State University scientists are calling for a thorough scan of images of the moon to try and identify signs of aliens.

NASA releases images of Apollo landing sites

A nostalgic NASA - clearly pining for the glory days of its manned space program -  has released a slew of new pictures depicting the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.

Volcano found on far side of the moon

Scientists have found a volcanic 'hot spot' on the far side of the moon, indicating that the moon's been more geologically active, more recently, than previously believed.

New moon map sheds light on Earth's early history

The moon was blitzed by two different sets of asteroids or comets in its youth, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.