Bell’s cover story “Seeing the Moon Like Never Before” takes a look at some of the spectacular observations the LRO has sent back to Earth from its post above the lunar surface. From a football-field-sized boulder balanced on a mountaintop to erosion patterns in craters, the lunar sights aren’t anything like the mundane little rock you might imagine when you think of the Moon.
Bell checked in with S&T assistant editor Camille Carlisle to talk about the insights our studies of the Moon have brought us, what they could mean for future manned missions, and what excites him about ongoing studies of our solar system.
Listen to the podcast below as you browse through more of the spectacular Moonscapes captured by the Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter:
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