JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) provides us with an incredible look at the lunar surface, shot by its spacecraft. In the videos, you’ll see the Antoniadi impact crater “from approximately 13 miles (21 km)” and “perilune, the closest point to the Moon in Selene’s trajectory: Just 6.8 miles high.” Videos after the break.

Until then, Kaguya – as it’s called in Japanese- will keep recording high definition video at low altitude and doing whatever cool Moon probes do when they are not being watched.

[via Gizmodo]

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