Lunar Orbiter was designed to photograph the lunar surface for the Apollo program. It’s cameras were to provide the first clear images of the far side of the Moon. Interest in the Lunar Orbiter program has recently revived with the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP), an effort to digitize and restore data tapes from the five 1966 and 1967 Lunar Orbiter spacecraft that were sent to the Moon.

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  • Leaping Lunar Dust

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    Electrically charged lunar dust near shadowed craters can get lofted above the surface and bounce back and forth between sunlit areas

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There are two high tides and two low tides every day on every ocean beach on Earth, because of the moon's pull.

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