posted on Dec, 23 2007 @ 01:03 AM
Originally posted by buddhasystem
That light colored crater in these pics -- how come we are not yet hearing claims that this is a giant reactor? After all, it's same color as
Aristarchus, don't you think?
It's a ( funny
) coincidence, but the color match, more or less, you're right!
Anyway, it's a MI image: i would like to take a look at a MI image of Aristarchus,
just in order to see what colors it gives out!
UPDATE FROM JAXA:
KAGUYA (SELENE): Shifting to Regular Operations
JAXA Video Archives: KAGUYA (SELENE)
December 21, 2007
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is pleased to announce that the operation mode of the lunar
explorer, KAGUYA (SELENE), was shifted to regular operations from its initial verification on December 21, 2007
(Japan Standard Time) as we were able to acquire satisfactory verification results for all fifteen observation
JAXA had been conducting an initial functional verification of the KAGUYA onboard equipment for about two months
since the KAGUYA was injected into a lunar orbit at an altitude of about 100 km on Oct 18, 2007. From now on, we
will perform observation of the Moon's surface for about ten months to acquire data on "Moon Science" and other
Now, i believe that it will be interesting to stay tuned an see what they'll release in the next three months.
If i'm correct, so far, they released samples of:
- High Definition Television (HDTV)
- Terrain Camera (TC)
- Multibander Imager (MI)
- Spectral Profiler (SP)
And still are missing data from:
- X-Ray Spectrometer (XRS)
- Laser Altimeter (LALT)
- Charged Particles Spectrometer (CPS)
- Four way Doppler measurements by Relay satellite and Main Orbiter transponder (RSAT)
- Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS)
- Lunar Radar Sounder (LRS)
- Lunar Magnetometer (LMAG)
- Plasma energy Angle and Composition Experiment (PACE)
- Upper-atmosphere and Plasma Imager (UPI)
- Differential VLBI Radio Source (VRAD)
Frankly, i'm not optimistic about the quality of the samples which will be released,
basing my construction on what they released so far.
Anyway, i could be wrong.
[edit on 23/12/2007 by internos]