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Taken from this Jaxa.jp:

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have successfully performed the world’s first high-definition image taking of an Earth-rise* by the lunar explorer “KAGUYA” (SELENE,) which was injected into a lunar orbit at an altitude of about 100 km on October 18, 2007 (Japan Standard Time. Following times and dates are all JST.)

The Apollo project was the first mission to take images of Earth rising over the Moon. The KAGUYA successfully shot high-definition images of the Earth-rise showing an impressive image of the blue Earth which was the only floating object in pitch-dark space. These are the world’s first high-definition earth images taken from about 380,000 km away from the earth in space.

The image taking was performed by the KAGUYA’s onboard high definition television (HDTV) for space use developed by NHK. The moving image data acquired by the KAGUYA was received at the JAXA Usuda Deep Space Center, and processed by NHK.

The satellite was confirmed to be in good health through telemetry data received at the Usuda station.

Click here to find out more! (Pictures included)


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I believe I was Asian in a past life. I think this fact was reinforced earlier in this life because of the three or four years I lived in Japan when I was younger.

For awhile I’ve been interested in decorating… researching and acquiring pieces, framing pictures, buying sculptures, and arranging furniture. I like to take pictures of the things I buy, to share them with others and cultivate ideas.

With that said, I took pictures of some of the new things we bought today. We finally got the bedroom picture we’ve wanted for the last year. We wanted to finish the living room as much as we possibly could before starting on the bedroom in earnest. Now we’ll finish the bedroom in a few short pieces (end tables, credenza, and some additional pictures above the doors, closest door, and wall fan) and we’ll work on the office.

A slideshow of some of our decor: Home Decor

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