Sun  Planets and Moons  ID: 10794

LRO's Diviner Takes the Moon's Temperature During Eclipse

During the June 2011 lunar eclipse, scientists will be able to get a unique view of the moon. While the sun is blocked by the Earth, LRO's Diviner instrument will take the temperature on the lunar surface. Since different rock sizes cool at different rates, scientists will be able to infer the size and density of rocks on the moon.


Credits

Ernie Wright (USRA): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Video Editor
Chris Smith (HTSI): Narrator
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer
Chris Smith (HTSI): Writer
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Mission:
LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

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Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2011-057 -- June 2011 Lunar Eclipse

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
SVS >> Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (DLRE)
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> Planetary Science
SVS >> Lunar Eclipse
SVS >> Lunar Surface
SVS >> Lunar Surface Temperature
NASA Science >> Sun
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons