[Chaos-l] Earth rise in HD
terrycrook at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 14 21:31:30 EST 2008
Thx. AOL and/or their narrator fumbled a few significant details, regrettably!
We have long since seen & photographed the
backside & the 'craters within craters' is not unique to that side.
The distance from Earth is more like 300 thousand
Km, not 300 million! Maybe he's using British
terminology for 100 thousand (they'd say one
million, at least for monetary figures) or he
said "300 million meters", an odd way to say it,
having earlier said the probe was "100 Km above
the lunar surface". Actual average Earth-Lunar
distance is closer to 384K kilometers anyhow.
The JAXA technique for the mini-satellites
spin-launch was very interesting/clever!
Check out the Planetary Society website for a
better HD photo. I copied/printed it on a high
quality inkjet (Canon) with good photo-grade
paper. It mounts nicely in simple black
At 10:22 AM 1/14/2008, Jayme Hanzak wrote:
>I was watching the news the last week when a
>story about Earth rise from the moon was shown.
>The Japanese space agency, JAXA, has a probe in
>orbit around the Moon. Here is a story that describes the probes mission.
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