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Microwave Map of Entire Moon Revealed

September 22nd, 2010 09:46 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Zothecula writes “The first complete microwave image of the Moon taken by Chinese lunar satellite Chang’E-1 has been revealed. Chang’E-1 is China’s first scientific mission to explore planetary bodies beyond Earth and the on-board Lunar Microwave Radiometer has made it possible for the first time to globally map the Moon in microwave frequencies. Radar observations of the Moon are unable to provide thermal information, and microwave observations taken from Earth cannot reach the far side of the moon. So Chang’E-1′s (CE-1) orbit was conducted at an altitude of 200km (124 miles) and allowed it to observe every location of the moon with a nadir view and at high spatial resolution.”

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