Korean Lunar Orbiter Danuri Captures Moon’s Dark Side
Seoul, Apr 12 (ONA) --- Danuri, Korea's first lunar orbiter, has succeeded in capturing photos of the dark side of the moon. The photos are part of scientific research to observe the moon from about 100 kilometers above its surface, according to the science ministry today, The Korea Times reported.
This is the first time that the Korean spacecraft photographed craters, valleys, basins and other traces of the moon's dark side, which is hard to observe from the Earth because it is tidally locked to our planet.
Using the Lunar Terrain Imager (LUTI), developed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Danuri captured high-resolution images of regions on the dark side or far side of the moon, such as the Tsiolkovskiy crater, the Vallis Schrodinger valley and the Szilard crater, the ministry said.