Thursday, November 15, 2007

Earthrise Redux

The Japanese Kaguya spacecraft has recreated the famous "Earth-rise" photo taken by William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon on December 24, 1968

Lovely images courtesy of the Japanese Kaguya Lunar spacecraft.

The original shot from the Apollo Mission.


"JAXA's spacecraft is currently orbiting the moon and its equipment is being tested in preparation for its real mission to map the moon with high-definition images later this month. Two satellites carried by Kaguya, including one that will eventually land on the moon, have already been launched into lunar orbit to help the lunar mapping project."

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