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Look: 6 haunting images chronicle South Korea's history-making lunar mission

Danuri is South Korea’s first spacecraft to reach lunar orbit.

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The Earth, appearing as a black and white marble with streaks of clouds across its atmosphere, peeks...
Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Last year, South Korea made history.

The country’s first lunar mission, the Korean Lunar Pathfinder Orbiter (KLPO), successfully launched in August 2022.

And in December, the spacecraft hit a big milestone: reaching lunar orbit.

Nicknamed Danuri, the spacecraft will orbit the Moon for about a year.

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