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All the data taken by the high definition television (HDTV) onboard the SELENE (KAGUYA) lunar orbiter are released. The SELENE HDTV was developed in cooperation with JAXA and NHK, and it took full HD images all around the Moon. Originally, operations was planned for one-year, but in the end, the instrument took more than 600 movies over the full 21 month SELENE mission life. Considering high scientific values of the HDTV data, DARTS opens the whole movies and still images that are extracted from the high resolution movies.
The image in the right-hand side (click to start movie) indicates the "earth-set" in the south-pole region, where many countries are planning to land and explore in near future. (September 2016)

Last Modified: 21 September 2016