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The Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released high-definition video captured by the Kaguya moon probe moments before crashing onto the lunar surface on June 11. (Pics)

Japan’s Selene satellite has been sending us amazing HD footage of the surface of the moon for a couple of months now, but on June 11th, it finally crashed into the surface. And its final video might be its best.

Unfortunately, the crash itself happens just over the line into the dark side of the moon, but you can see its final decent and just how damned close it was to the surface. It’s incredible. It seems like it’s mere feet above the surface, showing a level of detail never before seen. Amazing.

Amazing Video Of Japan’s Satellite Moments Before Crash

Amazing Video Of Japan's Satellite Moments Before Crash

Amazing Video Of Japan’s Satellite Moments Before Crash

Amazing Video Of Japan’s Satellite Moments Before Crash

Via Gizmodo