Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Japan enters Asia's space race

This summer Japan will launch its first lunar orbiter, named the Selenological and Engineering Explorer, or SELENE (which also happens to be the name of the Greek goddness of the moon.)


SELENE's objectives are twofold: to study the moon and catch up with China.



Artist's conception of Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter.


—Mellow Monk


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