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NASA's official account about Earth's Moon. We share updates on lunar science and our Artemis lunar exploration program. To the Moon and beyond!
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NASA Earth Aug 14
Hey, , we look especially lovely here!
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NASA Moon Aug 14
Replying to @NASAEarth
Look at that Moon, being all sneaky. Love it!
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Aug 13
We’re all preparing for something big! The are aiming for hoops, and we’re aiming for asteroid Bennu. Here’s how our Deputy Mission Ops Manager, Nayi Castro, and Mystics player, Natasha Cloud, get ready for “game day” ⭐️
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NASA Moon Aug 12
Check out this new project, featuring the music of and data from Apollo and our Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter!
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NASA Moon Aug 11
At , we practice before completing a difficult spacecraft maneuver. In May of 1969, Apollo 10 completed a rehearsal of the Moon landing, coming within 10 miles of the Moon. Today, is conducting a rehearsal of asteroid sample collection.
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NASA Moon Aug 10
Today, the Moon is 250999.79 miles (403945 km) away from Earth. How do we know that? We bounce laser beams off of tiny mirrors on the Moon to calculate the Earth-Moon distance to within just a few millimeters. It’s not easy.
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NASA Moon Aug 9
Replying to @HerHandsMyHands
Good point. Thank you for noting.
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NASA Moon Aug 7
Replying to @NASAMoon
Art by Adrianna Allen:
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NASA Moon Aug 7
Need a weekend project? 🎨 We invite you to create and share Moon-inspired artwork (poetry, paintings, and more) in celebration of this year’s International Night on September 26. Submit your creations to the official Flickr page
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NASA Moon Aug 6
Using the Moon as a mirror and taking advantage of a lunar eclipse, astronomers using successfully tested a method they can apply to determine the composition of exoplanet atmospheres.
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @mrick3 @NASA
We also create visualizations using topographic and visual data from the instruments on board the spacecraft. More about how we do that:
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @mrick3 @NASA
Good question! There are three cameras on board the spacecraft taking images: two narrow angle cameras and one wide angle camera. You can learn more here:
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @WWLTD1
The data is all freely available:
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @Ramanean @nepetro
Well done! That was an impressive find.
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @Paul_Willy_Will @NASA
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @Paul_Willy_Will @NASA
Very much use! The data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has transformed our understanding of the Moon, the history of our Earth, and the history of our solar system. It's also helping us plan for , in which we'll establish sustainable exploration of the lunar surface.
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @MutantGenepool
Images for your perusal: Data all freely available:
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @goravldhande @NASA
And for your second question, we're working on the Lunar Gateway now, a habitat that will orbit the Moon as part of our Artemis program. More about the Lunar Gateway:
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @goravldhande @NASA
Great questions! 1.2 petabytes of data has produced hundreds of scientific papers on our Moon. Some highlights here:
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NASA Moon Aug 3
Replying to @therealjonvh @NASA
100 megabytes per second. More info on how we communicate with the spacecraft:
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