Data ARchives and Transmission System (DARTS) is a multi-disciplinary space science data archive for, e.g., astrophysics, solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, lunar and planetary science, and microgravity science. Please read "About DARTS".
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2017-1-24 10:00 -- 13:00 (JST)
Kaguya 3D GIS Released
Kaguya 3D GIS is released from DARTS, with which various lunar data taken by Kaguya can be reconstructed interactively and displayed in 3D. For example, the picture in the right-hand side is a "bird-eye view" of the Tycho crater in the southern part of the lunar-face, together with a cross-section of the same geographic site. This application is developed using the World Wind SDK by NASA, and works on multi-platforms. We wish you enjoy the dynamic view of the moon at home, reconstructed from the real Kaguya data. (November 2016)
Full-release of the SELENE (KAGUYA) High Definition Television (HDTV) data
All the data taken by the high definition television (HDTV) onboard the SELENE (KAGUYA) lunar orbiter are released. The SELENE HDTV was developed in cooperation with JAXA and NHK, and it took full HD images all around the Moon. Originally, operations was planned for one-year, but in the end, the instrument took more than 600 movies over the full 21 month SELENE mission life. Considering high scientific values of the HDTV data, DARTS opens the whole movies and still images that are extracted from the high resolution movies. The image in the right-hand side (click to start movie) indicates the "earth-set" in the south-pole region, where many countries are planning to land and explore in near future. (September 2016)