Google Answers Logo
View Question
 
Q: Smart Question! ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Question  
Subject: Smart Question!
Category: Science > Astronomy
Asked by: mongolia-ga
List Price: $12.00
Posted: 04 Sep 2006 09:38 PDT
Expires: 04 Oct 2006 09:38 PDT
Question ID: 762104
Dear All

I would like 5 or more images taken from the Smart-1 spacecraft with
the following qualifications:

1.  at least two taken of the far side of the moon.

2.  two photographs should be those as it descended to the surface.
    (preferabley including the final image taken before it crashed)

3.  all images taken in the last 6 months

regards

Mongolia

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 04 Sep 2006 09:50 PDT
Hello Mongolia,

Would these images work for you?

http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&mission=SMART-1&start=1

Click on image for detailed description and larger image.

Bobbie7

Clarification of Question by mongolia-ga on 04 Sep 2006 10:28 PDT
Hello Bobbie

If the images fall within my criteria, then yes.

If otherwise then no.

Please remember I have already gone to g00gle images and can thus find
many smart-1 images.

If you tiink i should raise the value of my question , then lets duscuss.

PS

I am off to the toronto Air Show so it may be take a little time for
me to see your answer/ clarification.

Regards

Mongolia
Answer  
Subject: Re: Smart Question!
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 04 Sep 2006 10:40 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello again Mongolia,

Below you will find the best images I was able to locate that meet
your requirements; however one of the far side images is a "bit" over
6 months old.


Lunar horizon as seen by SMART-1 
2 September 2006
http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&single=y&start=8

SMART-1 view of lunar surface 
2 September 2006
http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&single=y&start=9

Lunar surface seen by SMART-1 close to impact 
2 September 2006
http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&single=y&start=10


This image of the lunar surface was taken on 2 September 2006 by the
AMIE camera on board SMART-1 during the last few orbits prior to Moon
impact, and shows a heavily cratered region of the Moon.
http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&single=y&start=11


This oblique view of the lunar surface was taken on 2 September 2006
by the AMIE camera on board SMART-1 during the last few orbits prior
to Moon impact, and shows small craters over the lunar surface.
http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&single=y&start=12


Taken on 2 September 2006 by the AMIE camera on board SMART-1 during
the last few orbits prior to Moon impact, and shows a double crater.
http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&single=y&start=13


SMART-1 ?star tracker? peeks at the approaching lunar surface
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/SMART-1/SEMPFY5LARE_1.html


---------
Far side
---------
I located 2 far side images taken from the SMART-1.  One is  from May 
16, 2006 and the other was taken on 1 January 2006.

This image, taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on
board ESA?s SMART-1 spacecraft, provides an ?oblique? view of the
lunar surface towards the limb, around the Mezentsev, Niepce and
Merrill craters, on the far side of the Moon.
AMIE obtained this sequence on 16 May 2006. The imaged area is centred
at a latitude of 73 North and a longitude of 124 West.
http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/SMART-1/SEM787BUQPE_1.html
A 'clean' version of the image can be downloaded here 
http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/smart_1/SIDEVIEW.jpg
----------


STATUS REPORT
Date Released: Friday, July 14, 2006
Source: ESA SMART-1 Mission 
ESA SMART-1 Image: Landscapes from the ancient and eroded lunar far side 

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=21357

?This image, taken by the advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on
board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows a highly eroded highland area on
the lunar far side, close to the equator.
 
AMIE obtained this image on 1 January 2006, from a distance of 1483
kilometres from the surface, with a ground resolution of 134 metres
per pixel. The imaged area is centred at a latitude of 4.2 South and
longitude 98.4 East. ?
http://images.spaceref.com/news/2006/moon_L.jpg



Search terms used:
Smart-1  "far side"
Smart-1  images September impact


I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards, 
Bobbie7
mongolia-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Very Good Answer!

Comments  
Subject: Re: Smart Question!
From: bobbie7-ga on 06 Sep 2006 07:53 PDT
 
Mongolia,
Thank you very much for the five stars and nice tip!
--Bobbie7

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at answers-support@google.com with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  


Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy