Thursday, June 11, 2009

SMART-1 latest maps Kaguya lunar impact

Detail from SMART-1 AMIE mosaic

ESA - June 11, 2009 - Japan's lunar orbiter Kaguya yesterday concluded its successful scientific mission with a controlled impact on the lunar surface. The impact occurred at 16:25 UT (18:25 GMT) on the Moon's near side, close to the limb, at lunar coordinates ~80.4°E and ~65.5°S. The location and time made the impact visible from Earth's southern hemisphere, and one early result has already been reported from the AAT telescope in Australia.

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