It seems that China wants to continue making history in space exploration, and now one of its satellites, the Longjiang-2, which entered the lunar orbit last June, He has published a spectacular photo of the hidden side of the moon with the earth in the background.
The image was captured on February 3 and shows a perspective of our planet on the most enigmatic parts of the natural satellite.
This photo of the earth and the moon farside, perhaps our best ever, was taken yesterday by the Chinese Lunar satellite DSLWP-B (Longjiang-2). The Dwingeloo telescope was downloaded from the satellite this morning. More info at https://t.co/sKt7w9mol9 pic.twitter.com/IsnyvqekTz
– Dwingeloo Telescope (@radiotelescope) February 4, 2019
Previously, the Chang & # 39; e-4 probe found the hidden side of the moon early in the year, an achievement that was achieved thanks to the Chinese communication satellite Queqiao, which reached the moon during the launch, halfway through last year, of the Longjiang River. 2. Queqiao's mission was to make Chang & # 39; e-4 land on the moon.
Although to achieve this it was not easy and it took a lot of effort. The Dwingeloo Radio Telescope was responsible for downloading the material at a rate of less than one kilobyte per minute.
This is the original resolution (640×480 pixels with heavy JPEG compression). Downloading these 16 kilobytes took almost 20 minutes. We have adjusted the original in color. pic.twitter.com/4XszxJOAmT
– Tammo Jan Dijkema (@tammojan) February 5, 2019
"The download of these 16 kilobytes took almost 20 minutes, then we correct the color of the original", can be read in the Twitter account of Tammo Jan Dijkema, one of the telescope operators.