Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera

March 10, 2016 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free

Tom Watters, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies senior scientist, and Jim Green, Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters, share new evidence of very recent geologic activity on the Moon. This evidence is revealed in dramatic images captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). 

Join Tom Watters, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies senior scientist, and Jim Green, Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters, for an overview of new evidence of very recent geologic activity on the Moon. This evidence is revealed in dramatic images captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) and showcased in a new exhibition. They  will describe the remarkable discovery that the Moon is “shrinking,”  and the talk will be followed by a tour of the Museum's new exhibition A New Moon Rises, which features large prints of the Moon’s majestic landscapes. 

A New Moon Rises: New Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera opens February 26. 

This program is made possible through the generous support of Boeing.

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