The Japan Space Agency's (JAXA's) Kaguya spacecraft takes Earth-rise pics

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November 14, 2007 9:03 AM PDT
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The Japan Space Agency's (JAXA's) Kaguya spacecraft re-created one of the most memorable photos from space--an Earth-rise from lunar orbit. But this one was taken for the first time with a high-definition camera.

JAXA's spacecraft is currently orbiting the moon and its equipment is being tested in preparation for its real mission to map the moon with high-definition images later this month. Two satellites carried by Kaguya, including one that will eventually land on the moon, have already been launched into lunar orbit to help the lunar mapping project.

NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, developed HDTV for use in space. Click here to see a video of the Earth-rise and Earth-set from the JAXA project site.

Credit: JAXA/NHK
 

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I couldn't go to the moon. Seeing my home that fucking far away would drive me insane. Look at that fucking thing!
 
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That's gotta be awesome...but I would still get the feeling that I would be falling towards Earth.
 

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Id kill for the chance to fly out far enough to see the galaxy as a whole.
From two points of view, edge on and from a 90 degree to the plane. And I'll need a little blinking light to know where our solar system is. Very cool.
 

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