[meteorite-list] NASA Invites Public to Select Favorite Moon Image for Lunar Orbiter Anniversary Collection
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 12:58:23 -0700 (PDT)
May 23, 2014
NASA Invites Public to Select Favorite Moon Image for Lunar Orbiter Anniversary Collection
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will celebrate five years in
orbit June 18. To celebrate the anniversary and LRO's many scientific
contributions, NASA invites the public to select a favorite orbiter image of
the moon for the cover a special image collection.
"'The Moon as Art' collection gives the public the opportunity to see the
moon as others have seen it for centuries - as an inspirational muse -
but this time from the perspective of being in orbit with a series of 'eyes'
that see in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum," said Brooke
Hsu, science education specialist at the Lunar and Planetary
Institute/Universities Space Research Association in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The public can vote on the final cover image from five possible candidates
selected because of their beauty and/or scientific value by orbiter mission
team members. The winning cover image will be announced June 18 with the
release of the full Moon as Art collection of 24 images.
Voting begins Friday and will close June 6. The public can vote at:
The finalist images are titled:
-- Starry Night
-- Linne Crater
-- Clerke Crater
-- Diviner North Pole
-- Tycho Central Peak
LRO launched from Florida on June 18, 2009. After a four-day journey, the
orbiter successfully entered lunar orbit June 23. In the five years since,
LRO has brought the world astounding views of the lunar surface and a
plethora of exciting science data.
"LRO has been a remarkable mission with discoveries that have given us
insight into solar system history and the inner workings of the moon," said
John Keller, LRO project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in
Greenbelt, Maryland. "After five years, LRO continues to make ground breaking
LRO is managed by Goddard for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA
Headquarters in Washington.
For more information on LRO, visit:
j.d.harrington at nasa.gov
Nancy Neal Jones
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
nancy.n.jones at nasa.gov
Received on Fri 23 May 2014 03:58:23 PM PDT