You Have Seen The Sunset, Now Watch An "Earthset"

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Photo credit: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

We have all seen the sunset. Now watch this fascinating video of an "Earthset"; pictures taken by Kaguya, a lunar explorer operated by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Kaguya, also known as Selene, is a three-ton spacecraft with two mini spacecrafts that was sent to the moon to explore the Moon's geology (study of the materials of the moon) and geophysics.

Photo credit: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Kaguya brings a new era (period) of Lunar (moon) exploration. Since the end of the Apollo and Luna spacecrafts, there have been very few spacecrafts going to the moon. Because Kaguya consists of three separate aircrafts, it will be able to take detailed measurements of the moon's gravitational and magnetic fields. Kaguya's mission is to investigate the origin and evolution of the moon. Kaguya is also equipped with a high-definition camera, which is able to transmit great pictures of the earth, as shown in the video below:

Sources: Jaxa.jp

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152 Comments
  • gecko goesThursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:09 am
    thats cool
    • CoolMonday, April 22, 2019 at 2:13 pm
      It's the 50th anniversary of the apollo 11 moon landing.
      • slushie
        slushieThursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:46 pm
        Wow, that's so beautiful I should definitely see this more often this looks like this can relax me heh...
        • TTV_godMonday, April 8, 2019 at 10:51 am
          I’m a god at fort nite I’ve been playing from season 1
          • 🐱Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:50 pm
            So cool 😎!
            • esanchez01
              esanchez01Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:08 pm
              not super cool
              • guineapig_news
                guineapig_newsThursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:52 pm
                not as beautiful as this sunset
                • 144 commentsThursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:58 am
                  that like it two
                  • bluedog08Friday, March 8, 2019 at 5:22 am
                    cool
                    • favevyhujasiho
                      favevyhujasihoTuesday, February 12, 2019 at 10:33 am
                      sunset is beutifuler