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Moon Score (JAXA EPO) Completed

Last Updated: June 17, 2010

* All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

JAXA Education Payload Observation (EPO) "Moon Score"*, which has been performed on board Kibo, was concluded.

*Project Proposer: Hitoshi Nomura, Associate Professor, Kyoto City University of the Arts

The "Moon Score" project aims to compose a musical score using the pictures of the moon in diverse phases, which are photographed from a window of the Kibo module by ISS astronauts. Five circular lines are superimposed upon the pictures so that the photographed moon can be interpreted as a note on the five horizontal lines of a musical score.

The first picture was taken on August 20, 2008. Since then, pictures of the moon in different phases have been collected over the past two years. The last picture was taken on June 14, 2010, and the Moon Score's photographing sessions were completed.

The Project Proposer will make a music using the pictures.

Special Message from Project Proposer

The pictures of the moon are amazing and their beauty are far beyond our expectation. The atmospheric layers seen in the pictures are so beautiful and they can not be explained by words.

These pictures contain surprisingly diverse information. I thank the astronauts who took the pictures of the moon on orbit, and people at JAXA who helped and supported our project

A picture of the moon (a note on the moon score) taken by an ISS astronaut

A picture of the moon (a note on the moon score) taken by an ISS astronaut

*All times are Japan Standard Time (JST)

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