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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Credit : NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
A particularly spectacular view of the central peak of the crater Tycho: the central rock has a size of 120 meters.

Credit : NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
The module of Apollo 11 as seen by LRO

LRO is a mission whose goal is to map the Moon at high resolution to detect water in the polar regions and to increase our knowledge of this complex body to prepare for a possible return of man on the Moon .

Launched on 18 June 2009, the LRO has been put on a low polar orbit (50 km high). This mission has an initial term of one year but has been extended for another three years.