As part of a mission to collect data on Earth’s natural satellite, South Korea’s unmanned Danuri spacecraft has sent back the first photos of the dark half of the Moon.
Photo taken by the Danuri space probe of the Vallis Schrödinger crater on the far side of the Moon
Photo taken by the Danuri space probe of the Vallis Schrödinger crater on the far side of the Moon on March 24. (Source: The Korea Times)
On April 12, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and the Korean Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation said the Danuri spacecraft was circling the Moon at a distance of 100 km.
This ship took photos Tsiolkovsky Crater March 22, Vallis Schrödinger and Szilard M craters on March 24 using a high-definition camera.
These are First photo of the far side of the Moon captured by this Korean space research vessel.
Furthermore, Danuri Ship sent additional photos taken with a wide-angle polarizing camera (PolCam) with the aim of studying the composition of the Moon’s surface and volcanic deposits by measuring the polarization level.
The Danuri spacecraft entered lunar orbit on December 27 last year, after 145 days from Earth, and began operating on February 4, about a month after completing its tests.
The spacecraft is tasked with measuring the terrain, magnetic field strength, gamma rays and other features of the Moon’s surface with six other instruments until the end of this year.
Danuri will also identify potential landing sites for future Korean lunar exploration missions.
Article source: VNA/Vietnam+
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With a mission to collect data on Earth’s natural satellite, the South Korean unmanned spacecraft Danuri took and returned the first photos of Earth…