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South Korea’s first lunar probe has returned stunning images of the Earth and Moon.

Korea’s lunar orbiter, the Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, began orbiting the moon in December, Korea Aerospace Research Institute and Spacecraft It was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in August.

The probe, also known as “Danuri” thanks to a public naming contest in the country that combined the Korean words for moon and fun, will orbit the moon for 11 months.

The stunning black-and-white photos of the Earth-Moon rover look like something photographer Ansel Adams might have taken had he availed himself of the opportunity. The probe flies 100 km above the surface of the moon.

The data collected by the probe will be used to inform future lunar exploration, including the Artemis program, which aims to eventually land humans at the moon’s south pole in late 2024.

Images from the rover could help locate landing sites for future Artemis missions, as well as map resources such as water.

South Korea signed the Artemis Accords in 2021 and is cooperating with NASA on lunar exploration.

The probe carries six instruments, including the NASA-funded ShadowCam developed by Arizona State University.

Universities and research institutes in South Korea have developed the probe’s high-resolution camera to explore future landing sites, a polarizing camera for analyzing surface particles, an instrument for measuring the lunar magnetic field, and a gamma-ray spectrometer for identifying elements on the lunar surface. .

ShadowCam’s main purpose is to take pictures of the permanently shadowed areas near the moon’s poles, which will help researchers Find ice, map the terrain and note the seasonal changes.

The spacecraft has taken one picture per day of the Moon orbiting Earth starting on September 15, 2022.

ShadowCam is hundreds of times more sensitive than NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter cameras, allowing it to capture detailed images in low-light conditions.

The rover recently used its ShadowCam to look inside Shackleton Crater, one of the permanently shadowed regions on the moon’s surface.

The first ShadowCam image shows the permanently shadowed wall and floor of Shackleton Crater in detail like never before.

Previous images of this crater by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter were able to identify its bright edge, but ShadowCam could already see inside, including the floor of the crater and traces of rock left behind after falling inside.

Officials in See the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, or KARI According to the organization, the Danuri orbiter is “a first step to ensuring and validating its ability to explore space.”

The United States, Russia, Japan, China, the European Union and India have all sent missions to the moon, and South Korea wants to dive into space exploration and develop its own.

The moon's highly cratered surface appears when Earth rises above it.

According to the institute, “Korea plans to land successfully on the moon or asteroids and return safely.” Korea expects to achieve strategic space technologies. »

In addition to the orbiter, KARI aims to make the first moon landing on the Moon by 2030.

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