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- Title Earth-Moon system
- Released 24/04/2003 3:40 pm
- Copyright ESA 2002/Illustration by Medialab.
The Earth-Moon system is plainly a double planet when seen from far out in space.
SMART-1 is Europe's first mission to the Moon. The scientists taking part have a 21st-Century view of our companion in space, which makes our connection with it more intimate than ever. The Moon is no longer seen merely as a satellite, but as the Earth's daughter, forming in a double planet.