Images: NASA looks back on 2008
India's moon mission
In October, the Indian Space Research Organization launched the country's first lunar orbiter, the Chandrayaan-1. Aboard the Chandrayaan-1 are NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper and the Miniature Synthetic Aperture Radar, which are taking a survey of the moon's mineral resources, mapping its polar regions, and looking for ice deposits.
December 19, 2008 3:57 PM PST
Photo by: Indian Space Research Organization
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