For years, scientists exploring the Earth’s moon have benefitted from detailed, three-dimensional views of the lunar landscape. Now, it’s easier than ever for anyone to see those same 3D pictures. Continue reading “The Moon, In Depth”
This is a still frame from a video sent by the Kaguya lunar orbiter in April. Yesterday, the Japanese space agency launched a new video web site that houses footage from Kaguya and other missions.
In other robotic space exploration news:
- The Mars Phoenix team reported the first Martian water is now being analyzed in the onboard labs
- Cassini scientists announced they have confirmed the existence of large lakes on Titan
- The Mars Express spacecraft buzzed by Phobos
- The New Horizons team is keeping busy
- The Opportunity rover is struggling to free itself from some rocky soil as it makes its way over to the wall of a crater
- Check out the latest Carnival of Space
The moon transits the Earth in a series of images taken recently by the Epoxi spacecraft from 31 million miles away in deep space. Viewing the Earth from such large distances provides good practice for remote sensing of alien worlds. Epoxi is the extended astronomy mission that is using the spacecraft from the Deep Impact comet-smashing expedition of 2005. Epoxi will also fly by comet Hartley 2 in 2010. Learn more.