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1. Foil containing 412,627 names installed on Kaguya

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:26:00 CST 2019)

Description: On June 5, 2007, JAXA installed a thin piece of metal foil onto the outside of the Kaguya spacecraft. Micro-written on the foil were the names of 412,627 people. The text in the image reads:

Top line: “Wish Upon the Moon” Campaign;
Bold text to upper right: Open application period: 12/1/2006 (Friday) – 2/28/2007 (Wednesday). Soliciting 412,627 people (234,498 from Japan, 178,129 from abroad);
Text in image to the upper left: ~Send your name and message to the moon~ Selene “Wish Upon the Moon” Campaign;
Text in lower right: Size: 280x160 mm Character size: 70 micrometers;
Text in lower left: 1 name sheet set (group of two sheets) attached to two faces of Kaguya.

2. Kaguya launches to the Moon

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:45:00 CST 2019)

Description: Kaguya starts its journey to the Moon. The Japanese princess returns to the Moon!

3. Kaguya launches to the Moon

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:44:00 CST 2019)

Description: KAGUYA – named for a mythological princess Kaguya-Hime – starts its journey to the Moon. The Japanese princess returns to the Moon!

4. Kaguya (SELENE) Spacecraft

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:26:00 CST 2019)

Description: Artist's concept of Kaguya, also known as SELENE (SELenological and ENgineering Explorer), consisting of three spacecraft (a main orbiter and two much smaller satellites, Okina and Ouna).

5. Earth from Kaguya

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:27:00 CST 2019)

Kaguya shot video of Earth using its HDTV camera from a distance of 110,000 kilometers (68,000 miles). It is the farthest that any HDTV camera has ever traveled from Earth. Learn more here...

Description: Kaguya took this photo of Earth using its HDTV camera from a distance of 110,000 kilometers (68,000 miles). It is the farthest that any HDTV camera has ever traveled from Earth. This is a still image, but it was taken as part of a test of the camera's a

6. One Last Look

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:27:00 CST 2019)

Description: Just moments before it impacted the surface, the Kaguya lunar orbiter snapped this view of a crater near the south pole.

7. Comparison of Kaguya Terrain Camera and Apollo 17 images

(Web Page; Fri May 03 17:23:00 CDT 2019)

Description: The image on the right was captured by Gene Cernan or Harrison Schmitt, looking northeast from the Apollo 17 landing site in the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon. The image on the left was generated from photos and digital terrain models produced by the Terrain Camera on the Kaguya lunar orbiter. Although Kaguya cannot manage the small scale of detail on the rocks in the foreground of the Apollo 17 image, the similarity of the shape and texture of the distant hills is striking.

8. Earth from Kaguya, with lens flare

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:40:00 CST 2019)

Description: Lens flare from the sun adds texture to this view of Earth above the moon’s horizon, as seen by Japan’s Kaguya spacecraft in August 2008.

9. Earthset from Kaguya

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:40:00 CST 2019)

Description: In this still shot from the HDTV camera aboard the Kaguya spacecraft, the Earth appears to set below the lunar horizon as the spacecraft moves around the moon in its polar orbit. This view comes from an altitude of about 100 km in January 2008.

10. Crescent Earth from Kaguya

(Web Page; Thu Jan 10 17:40:00 CST 2019)

Description: The Kaguya spacecraft acquired this image of a crescent Earth beyond the horizon of our Moon on February 24, 2008.

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