The South Korean ‘Danuri’ Probe Takes Stunning Photos of the Moon and the Earth From Space

The South Korean ‘Danuri’ Probe Takes Stunning Photos of the Moon and the Earth From Space
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From space, the Earth looks like a giant blue and green marble, swirling with white fluffy clouds. It’s like someone took a big scoop of frozen yogurt and rolled it in a mixture of glittering blue sprinkles and lush green sprinkles. It’s a cosmic treat for the eyes!

The oceans are a deep, rich blue, dotted with a sprinkling of whitecaps, like someone drizzled a tiny bit of whipped cream on top. And the land masses are a brilliant green, crisscrossed with a network of roads and cities that look like someone drew them on with a crayon. It’s a beautiful, chaotic mess.

The atmosphere is like a thin, fragile blanket that surrounds the planet, protecting it from the harshness of space. It’s like a sheer veil of gossamer, floating gently around the Earth, giving it a gentle, ethereal glow.

The Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (Danuri) reveals new images

South Korea’s Danuri probe (the Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, for its fancier name) was launched back in August. After it had started wandering around the Moon for a few weeks already, some stunning images were released. 

Thanks to CNN, we now have the information regarding Danuri’s new photos from space.

South Korea has a strong and well-established astronomy program, with a number of significant achievements in the field.

One of the key strengths of South Korean astronomy is its cutting-edge technology. The country has several world-class observatories, including the South Korean VLBI Network (SKYNET), which is a network of radio telescopes used for very long baseline interferometry, and the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia, which South Korea operates in partnership with other countries.

South Korea also has a strong tradition of developing new technologies for astronomical research. For example, South Korean scientists have been instrumental in the development of the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope and the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) on the James Webb Space Telescope.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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