The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is NASA's scouting mission to prepare for a return to the moon. One of its primary objectives will be to assess the lunar terrain for areas that would provide safe landing sites for future missions, both manned and unmanned, that plan to touch down on the moon's surface. This video helps explain how LRO will accomplish its objective.
This short video feature describes how LRO's instruments are used collectively to scout for safe landing sites. The crater depicted in this animation is ficticious and only intended for illustrative purposes.