Beresheet takes the first photos of the surface of the moon – Israel News


The surface of the moon captured by Beresheet with Earth in the background

The surface of the moon captured by Beresheet with Earth in the background.
(photo credit: BERESHEET)


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During the complex moon-catching maneuver successfully conducted by SpaceIL's engineering team and the IAI on Thursday night, Beresheet photographed spectacular images of the moon while the engines were running and at the peak of the moon-catching maneuver.

The images provide rare visibility of the lunar surface in perspective that can not be photographed from Earth. A photo shows that the earth is hidden by the moon. The largest craters seen on the surface are the oldest craters of more than 4.5 billion years, the smaller craters are younger.

The Earth blocked by the moon while Beresheet photographs its surface during orbit.

In another figure, the far side of the moon is visible while the Earth is at the bottom.

The photographs were taken from a height of 470 km above the surface of the moon from the fourth peripheral camera of Beresheet.

With the success of the Lunar Capture, Israel became the seventh country to enter the orbit of the moon.

During the next week, intensive maneuvers and preparations for the landing will be carried out.

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