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Japan is sending an 8K camera to Mars to capture ultra-high definition images of the planet and its moons. This project is headed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), who collaborated with Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) to jointly develop a Super Hi-Vision Camera capable of capturing 4K and 8K images in space for the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission of JAXA.

A 4K and 8K images of Mars and its moons taken at proximity will be photographed for the first time in history. It will be done by combining the actual flight data of the MMX spacecraft and the Super Hi-Vision Camera's images of Mars. The Super Hi-Vision is the exploration of the MMX spacecraft orbiting Mars about 300 million kilometers away from Earth.

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