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LRO Goes Low

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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been moved to a new, lower orbit around the moon, bringing it just 12 miles above the surface at its closest point. The new orbit allows for more detailed inspection of shadowed craters in the south polar region.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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