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It might not be in the stars for humans to return to the moon anytime soon.
But NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched last year in part to scout locations for a moon base, is proving that there's still plenty it can do in the name of space exploration.
High-resolution LRO images have helped researchers track down the first successful robotic lunar rover, a U.S.S.R. craft known as Lunokhod 1.
"Lunokhod 1, by virtue of its location, would provide the best leverage for ... producing an accurate estimate of the position of the center of the moon—which is of paramount importance in mapping out the orbit and putting Einstein's gravity to a test," UC San Diego physicist Tom Murphy said in a statement.
Originally posted by earthdude
Why did it not leave any tracks? The tracks should stay for thousands of years.