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Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars: This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.

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Planetary Scientist Profile: Brent Garry

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NASA's LRO Mission and North America to Experience Total Lunar Eclipse

During the April 15 eclipse, the moon will be shadowed by Earth, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s instruments will take a nap.

NASA Releases First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

Using cameras on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists created an interactive 950-gigabyte mosaic of the moon from 60 degrees north to the pole, with a resolution of 2 meters per pixel.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Views Chang'e Lunar Rover Landing Site

The LROC instrument aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has now imaged the Chinese lander Chang'e 3 and rover Yutu three times.

NASA Study Points to Infrared-Herring in Apparent Amazon Green-Up

Scientists in Goddard's Planetary Geodynamics Lab helped solve the mystery of why some satellite data seemed to show the Amazon rain forest "greening-up" during the region's annual dry season.

NASA's LRO Snaps a Picture of LADEE Spacecraft

With precise timing, the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to snap a picture of NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer as both spacecraft orbit the moon.
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The Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory carries out research on the structure, dynamics, and evolution of the solid Earth, moon, and planets using in-situ and remote-sensing data. Relevant data types include imagery, geodetic information derived from spacecraft tracking and space geodetic networks, gravity, topography, and magnetic field information.

Laboratory research is built around mission support, measurements, and modeling. It works toward improved understanding of the dynamics of the solar system, how and why Earth is similar to -- and different from -- other planetary bodies, and the current and likely future state of the Earth, especially regarding hazards to humans.

Processes currently being studied at the Laboratory include impact cratering, volcanism, seismicity, mass redistribution (including ice mass change), sea level change, rotational variations, spin-orbit coupling, and core dynamo generation of magnetic fields.

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