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Kaguya impact site
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- Title Kaguya impact site
- Released 15/06/2009 2:37 pm
- Copyright ESA/SMART-1/Space-X (Space Exploration Institute), Image mosaic: ESA (B. Grieger and B. Foing)
This SMART-1 image shows the Kaguya impact site based on the most updated estimate of the impact which occurred on 10 June 2009 at 20:25 CEST at 80.4°E, 65.5°S.
The image was taken on 31 January 2006 from a distance of 750 km with a field of view of 70 km. North is at the top in this view. The Kaguya orbiter sheared over the lunar surface, coming into this view from the south. An elevated crater rim is visible in the way of the satellite. The crater rim affects the angle of incidence, the impact flash and the dynamics of the ejected matter.