back to article Smile! South Korea's moon orbiter sends back first snaps of Earth

South Korea's Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, Danuri, which launched in August 2022, has sent back its first images of Earth's sole natural satellite, plus some shots of our home planet as seen from lunar orbit. Here's one of the latter – part of a series of snaps Danuri captured of Earth across a month of observations. The phases …

  1. Lil Endian Silver badge

    Some fantastic images on from the Moon, and shows a nice composite of daily images on Danuri's BLT[1] journey around L1, amongst others.

    Always humbling to see images like these, puts a bit of perspective on our position in the Universe... Hey! I think I can see my house!

    Gratz KARI!

    [1] Why'd they have to call it BLT (Ballistic Lunar Transfer), I want to go to Burger King now!

  2. Captain_Cretin

    97th person

    May I be the 97th person to point out the Earth has more than one natural satellite. ??

    1. Martin J Hooper

      Re: 97th person

      Oh crap - It's Mondas.... Cue the Cyberman invasion in 3...2...1...

  3. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    Do flat earthers

    Fall off if they live in a dark bit?

    1. that one in the corner Silver badge
      Black Helicopters

      Re: Do flat earthers

      There is no "dark bit", it is all part of the conspiracy! They just pull giant blankets across the sky - that is why the so-called "stars" move during the night, its where the blankets are getting moth-eaten! The Milky Way is really where They spilt an order of lattes meant for the entire helicopter squadron.

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