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Japan’s Kaguya Mission Ending June 10th (This Wednesday) June 7, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in Japan, Kaguya.
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Japan‘s Kaguya lunar orbiter mission, which produced a lot of famous HD video and still images (check out the official Youtube channel for lots of the goodies, in both Japanese and English), is winding down to an end this week, with the orbiter set to impact the Moon near the south pole this Wednesday, June 10th at 10:30 am PST.

Here’s the famous 2007 HD video of an Earthrise captured by Kaguya:

Check back here on the 10th for a retrospective on the mission, and a look at what’s next for JAXA :)

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