Japan Captured First High-Definition ‘Earth-Rise’ Over Moon

by Matt Ball on November 14, 2007


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have successfully performed the world’s first high-definition image taking of an Earth-rise by the lunar explorer “KAGUYA”.

The Apollo project was the first mission to take images of Earth rising over the Moon on Nov. 10, 1967. More than 40 years later, the KAGUYA successfully shot high-definition images of the Earth-rise showing an impressive image of the blue Earth as the only floating object in pitch-dark space.

These first high-definition earth images were taken from about 380,000 km away from the earth in space. Visit this link for the full video.

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