Views of the Moon

  • Location: The Moon
  • Source: Pipo19brazil
  • Info: Incredible views of the surface of the moon taken by the Japanese Selene Orbiter also known by its nickname Kaguya..

More info: SELENE (Selenological and Engineering Explorer) was the second Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft. It consisted of a main orbiting satellite at about 100 kilometers altitude and two small satellites in polar orbit.
Launched on January 24, 1990, the Hiten Spacecraft was Japan’s first lunar probe, the first robotic lunar probe since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 in 1976, and the first lunar probe launched by a country other than the Soviet Union or the United States.