Planets and Moons  ID: 10915

NASA Spacecraft Reveals Recent Geological Activity on the Moon

New images acquired by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show that the moon's crust is being slightly stretched, forming small valleys - at least in some small areas. High-resolution images obtained by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) provide evidence that these valleys are very young, suggesting the moon has experienced relatively recent geologic activity.
 

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Credits

Dan Gallagher (USRA): Video Editor
Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space): Interviewee
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Producer
Tom Watters (Smithsonian/Air and Space): Scientist
Richard Vondrak (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
William Steigerwald (NASA/GSFC): Writer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)

This item is part of these series:
Narrated Movies
LRO - Edited Features

Goddard TV Tape:
G2012-021 -- NASA Spacecraft Reveals Recent Geological Activity on the Moon

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lunar
SVS >> Moon
SVS >> Music
SVS >> Edited Feature
SVS >> LRO
SVS >> Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
SVS >> LROC
SVS >> Interview
DLESE >> Narrated
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons