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November 2007


November 28, 2007 Updated

Terrain Camera provides unique 3D images of Moon

Terrain Camera provides unique 3D images of MoonJAXA has made detailed images of the Moon’s surface using observation data acquired by the Terrain Camera (TC) onboard the KAGUYA. In a global first, JAXA composed three-dimensional images and a moving image with a very high aerial resolution of 10 meters. The images include the Polar areas on the Moon.
You can observe small bumps, mounds and craters on the Moon’s surface in a three-dimensional manner that had been invisible to date. (Photo: (c) JAXA/SELENE) Moving Image (480 x 270pixels)

November 13, 2007 Updated

'Earth-rise' and 'Earth-set' images were taken by the KAGUYA

‘Earth-rise’ and ‘Earth-set’ images were taken by the KAGUYA The onboard high definition camera of the moon explorer "KAGUYA," which is under initial functional verification, successfully acquired the world’s first high definition images of an "Earth-rise" and "Earth-set." It was also the world’s first HD images of the Earth from about 380,000 km away in space.
Image: (C) JAXA/NHK

November 7, 2007 Updated

KAGUYA successfully takes images of the moon using HDTV camera!

KAGUYA successfully takes images of the moon using HDTV camera!
The "KAGUYA," which is currently undergoing initial functional verification, successfully acquired image data using its onboard high definition TV camera (HDTV).
It is the world’s first image taken by the HDTV from 100 km away from the Moon.
Image: (C) JAXA/NHK