Japan’s KAGUYA explorer has been shooting HD footages of the surface of the moon. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), along with public broadcaster NHK, has uploaded two videos on YouTube.
This video was shot from an altitude of about 11 kilometers (7 miles) up, at between 45 and 52 degrees south latitude and 262 and 263 degrees east longitude.
This one, which offers a view of the Antoniadi lunar crater, was shot from an altitude of about 21 kilometers (13 miles) up, at between 64 and 70 degrees south latitude and 186 and 188 degrees east longitude.
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The KAGUYA probe will end its scientific exploration of the moon with a controlled impact on the lunar surface. The crash, scheduled for 3:30 AM (Japanese time) on June 11, 2009.