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Moon festival in Miraikan 2017

The Moon on Geo-Cosmos
The Saturn probe Cassini Credit:NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Earth's moon is not the only satellite which we can enjoy viewing. In our solar system, there are multiple moons around Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and other planets, which have been investigated with telescopes and probes. This year, we focus on Saturn's moons investigated by the Saturn probe Cassini that ends its mission on Sep.15.2017.

The Moon on Geo-Cosmos

An image of the Moon captured by the lunar orbiter Kaguya is displayed on Geo-Cosmos, a spherical display with a diameter of approximately 6 meters. Please enjoy viewing the moon in daytime, including its far side, which cannot be seen from the Earth.

Date and Time: (1)10:50、(2)11:50、(3)12:50、(4)13:50、(5)14:50、(6)15:50 duration 5 min.
Venue: Geo-Cosmos, 1st, 3rd, 5th floor

Panel Exhibition: The Variegated World of 62 Moons ~ Rings and Satellites Observed by Saturn Probe Cassini

Saturn has as many as 62 unique moons. Titan shows Earth-like climate phenomena, and Enceladus could have seafloor hydrothermal vents with life forms. This panel exhibit introduces those unique moons' profiles and their origins, together with the history of the Saturn probe Cassini.

Venue: 5th floor

Saturn Probe Cassini

Cassini, a Saturn probe developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), European Space Agency (ESA), and Italian Space Agency (ISA) has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. Providing a significant amount of scientific discoveries over all these years, Cassini conducts its last mission, the "Grand Finale" until Sep.15, 2017.

Exhibition Period
Sep. 13. (Wed) - Oct. 6 (Fri), 2017
Permanent Exhibition on 1st, 3rd, 5th floor, Miraikan
Entrance fee to Miraikan
Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

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