Lunar Probe’s High Definition View of the Earth

Article written: 2 Oct , 2007
Updated: 26 Dec , 2015

There’s nothing as nice as a pretty view of our home planet. It really puts things in perspective. I’m on that planet, and so are you. It’s a high definition image of the Earth, of course, captured on September 29th by the Japanese spacecraft Kaguya (aka Selene) from a distance of 110,000 km. It’s currently in Earth-orbit, but on October 3rd, it’ll begin transferring its orbit to the Moon.

As to the actual mission, here’s an article we posted a couple of weeks ago, when the spacecraft was launched. We’ll report back with further updates, for now, just enjoy the pretty picture.

Original Source: JAXA News Release

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