Japan shoots world's first high-definition image of 'Earth Rise'

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New York , Nov 14 (UNI) Japan's lunar explorer 'KAGUYA' has successfully shot world's first high-defination image of 'Earth rise' over moon.

The image came as a joint effort by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation).

The KAGUYA successfully shot high-definition images of the Earth-rise showing an impressive image of the blue Earth which was the only floating object in pitch-dark space, 'Science Daily' reported today.

These are the world's first high-definition earth images taken from about 380,000 km away from the earth in space.

The image taking was performed by the KAGUYA's onboard high definition television (HDTV) for space use developed by NHK.

Earlier, the Apollo project was the first mission to take images of Earth rising over the Moon.

Earth-rise is a phenomenon seen only from satellites that travel around the Moon, such as the KAGUYA and the Apollo space ship.

It cannot be observed by a person who is on the Moon as they can always see the Earth at the same position.

The lunar explorer "KAGUYA" was injected into a lunar orbit at an altitude of about 100 km on October 18, 2007.


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