Gorgeous Photo

Call me out of the loop. I didn’t realize that the Japanese had launched a moon probe, the Kaguya. It came to my attention when I saw this photo:

Earthset photo by the Kaguya lunar probe

That’s the Earth setting over a lunar landscape. It seems unreal, doesn’t it? It’s also in high definition and it does seem to bring back those days when we first saw images of the Earth from the moon:

Iconic pictures of the Earth taken from the Apollo Moon missions of the late 1960s have been snapped again 40 years later by a Japanese spacecraft.

The Japanese copy of the famous shot was taken from about 380,000 kilometres (236,121 miles) from the planet.

Absolutely gorgeous photo.


2 Responses to “Gorgeous Photo”

  1. barbara Says:

    Gorgeous, haunting.

  2. dilettanteville Says:

    I still can’t believe that I wasn’t paying attention to realize a lunar probe was “out there” taking pictures. I used to be such a nut for all things spacecraft.

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