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KAGUYA: Japan's Lunar Explorer - Solving the Mysteries of the Moon -The lunar orbiter KAGUYA (SELENE) is Japan's first mission to explore the origin and evolution of the Moon. Since reaching the Moon's orbit in October 2007, the spacecraft has been using 14 onboard scientific instruments to map the entire surface of the Moon. Although it is still early in the data analysis process, new discoveries have been published in international journals and have been well received by scientists around the world.
The near side of the Moon, which faces the Earth, and the far side, has very different faces, and the processes of their evolution are still unknown. Using a small relay satellite - the first time such a technique has been attempted - KAGUYA is closely observing the far side for the first time, to try to solve its mysteries.
In this special feature, you will learn about KAGUYA's published scientific results.
KAGUYA's Major Scientific Results So Far,FULL STORY
KAGUYA: Probing Lunar Science,Manabu Kato, Science Manager, KAGUYA,FULL STORY
The First Global Stereo-Imaging of the Moon,Junichi Haruyama, Senior Researcher, Terrain Camera Team, KAGUYA,FULL STORY
Studying the Gravity and Topography of the Moon,Sho Sasaki,RISE Project Director, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan,FULL STORY
A New Era of Lunar Exploration,Carle Pieters,Professor, Department of Geological Science, Brown University,FULL STORY
Related Link :  SELenological and ENgineering Explorer "KAGUYA"(SELENE)
  JAXA Space Exploration Center