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KAGUYA (SELENE) Composes 3-D Movies With Terrain Camera Images

The Terrain Camera (TC) can observe the Moon surface during the day-time of the Moon using two cameras that respectively face the slightly diagonal fore looking and aft looking of the satellite. It can take three-dimensional (stereo) images of the Moon's globe with a world's first super high definition of 10 m.
by Staff Writers
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 30, 2007
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully demonstrated production of stereo movies (3 dimensional movies) of the Moon surface by using stereoscopic images obtained with the Terrain Camera (TC) onboard KAGUYA on Nov. 3, 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST). This verification was performed as part of the initial check out of mission instruments onboard "KAGUYA" (SELENE), which was injected into the Moon's orbit at an altitude of about 100 km.

These are the first 3-D movies of the Moon including its polar areas with an aerial resolution of 10 meters.

Terrain Camera (TC)
The Terrain Camera (TC) can observe the Moon surface during the day-time of the Moon using two cameras that respectively face the slightly diagonal fore looking and aft looking of the satellite. It can take three-dimensional (stereo) images of the Moon's globe with a world's first super high definition of 10 m.

Three-dimensional terrain images acquired by TC high resolution stereo pair cameras are important data to study the evolution process of the Moon's unique terrain. With detailed investigation of the crater distribution, we can estimate more precisely when each area of the Moon has been formed and can study more details of when the Moon was born and how its inside and surface have been changing. Furthermore, data acquired by the TC is expected to be useful for studying topographical characteristics and illumination map to determine the best location for a future Moon base and to consider manned activities on the Moon.

- 3D image around DYSON crater by TC

- Anaglyph moving image around DYSON crater by TC

- 3D image near the South Pole by TC

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China Publishes First Moon Picture
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2007
China published the first picture of the moon captured by Chang'e-1 on Monday morning, marking the success of the country's first lunar probe project. The framed black-and-white photo was unveiled by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center. The image showed a rough moon surface with scattered round craters both big and small.







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