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Kaguya Impact
Kaguya Impact
11 Jun 2009
(Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

The lunar explorer "KAGUYA" was maneuvered to be dropped around 80.4 degrees east longitude and 65.5 degrees south latitude onto the Moon at 3:25 a.m. on June 11 (Japan Standard Time.)

The KAGUYA carried out global observations of the Moon for 17 months since its launch on September 14,2007.

We are now asking people all over the world to provide us with images of the collision flash generated when the KAGUYA
hit the Moon's surface.The KAGUYA's observation data will be released through the Internet from Nov. 1.

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Last Updated: 12 Jun 2009