Well, LADEE-Dah, that’s the Moon!

LADEE isn’t equipped with fancy mapping cameras like LRO is; it’s mission is to study more esoteric things.  But it does have a camera, as part of its star tracker; it’s black and white, and not particularly high quality, but it does the job it’s built to do — photograph stars which the computer can then use to determine its orientation in space.  And sometimes, quite by chance, the Moon gets in the shot:

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For more, visit the LADEE press release for the photos.

 

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