Japan’s HD photos of the Moon are the coolest thing you’ll see today – Ars Technica

earthriseThe Japanese space agency, JAXA, has previously released some of these photos into the public domain. But now the agency has released the entire dataset, including more than 450 images, the Planetary Society has reported. The newly available images include a number with lens flare, which adds a dynamic touch to the lunar surface.

So maybe you’ve never seen them before. Or perhaps you’ve seen some of the more iconic Earth rise images taken by Kaguya. Either way, the Moon can now be seen in its greater glory, as we’ve assembled some of the best photos in the gallery above, with some basic location information. The full catalog can be found here.

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