SLIM Lunar Probe Resumes Operation; Solar Panel Catching Light

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Images of lunar rocks taken by the SLIM after resumption of operation

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Monday that it has resumed operation of the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon, or SLIM, which landed on the moon this month.

The SLIM landed in an abnormal position and its solar panel could not get sunlight. It is believed that the angle of the light changed, which was enough to restore power.

The lunar probe observed rocks on the moon’s surface using a special camera. Images were released to the public on Monday.