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NASA’s LRO Moves Closer to the Lunar Surface

May 6, 2015

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed a maneuver that brings it the closest the spacecraft has ever been to the lunar surface.

Source: www.nasa.gov

Lunar Orbiter is now orbiting the moon at an altitude of 12 miles above the South Pole. It will be looking for more signs of water on the south-facing slopes of crater rims.

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