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Japan Achieves Milestone: SLIM Soft Lands on Moon, Marking Fifth Global Lunar Exploration Success

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Japan reached a significant milestone on Saturday, solidifying its position as the world’s fifth nation to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced that its Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) executed a precise and soft landing on the lunar surface.

The space agency’s endeavor, often referred to as the “moon sniper,” aimed for a landing within 100 meters (328 feet) of the designated target.

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Verification of SLIM’s precision goals is expected to take up to a month, marking a crucial step in Japan’s lunar exploration efforts.

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