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Chandrayaan-1

A little over a week ago, India launched its first lunar satellite, Chandrayaan-1. The objective of the mission is, among other things, to carry out high resolution mapping of topographic features in 3D, determine distribution of various minerals and elemental chemical species and to search for surface/sub-surface water-ice at the lunar poles. Well, to test the on-board camera, Chandrayaan-1 (which translates to “moon craft”) took some really good pictures of the earth on October 29th. 

Click here for full resolution, here for another picture and here to read more about the camera test.

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November 2, 2008 - Posted by | Astronomy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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