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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  • instrstingTuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:20 am
    interesting
    • Hi PeopleFriday, August 31, 2018 at 11:10 am
      Watching an Earth Set? A space agency sent 3 spacecrafts to outer-space to study the geology of he moon. The space craft was called Kaguya. These spacecrafts can take detailed measurements of the moon's gravitational and magnetic fields. The spacecraft can take high definition camera which can take photos of the moon from the dark side. The Kaguya Takes photos of the moon and earth is just above the picture which captured the picture of the moon being dark on one side and daytime on the other side.
      • spykitten
        spykittenWednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:30 am
        It's an 'Eartheset'!
        • ///////////////Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 7:16 pm
          I am also watching you...
          • danieljgri
            danieljgriTuesday, June 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm
            Wow that was cool
            • boredTuesday, May 22, 2018 at 11:10 am
              boring
              • bpink
                bpinkFriday, May 4, 2018 at 11:48 am
                um....for me it was boring
                • connerthecop44
                  connerthecop44Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:39 am
                  WOW, so cool DUDES!!!!
                  • oblivion9999
                    oblivion9999Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:34 am
                    That was quite cool i must say.
                    • connerthecop44
                      connerthecop44Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:40 am
                      Yeah Me To!!!
                    • jabhhbhTuesday, February 20, 2018 at 8:32 am
                      what so ya cooooooooool