1st 360 Degree Color Panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 Lunar Lander. It shows the moonscape view all around the landing site after the ‘Yutu’ lunar rover left impressive tracks behind when it initially rolled onto the lunar terrain on Dec. 15, 2013. Mosaic [Credit: CNSA/Chinanews/Ken Kremer/Marco Di Lorenzo – kenkremer.com] Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/108293/1st-360-degree-color-panorama-from-chinas-change-3-lunar-lander/#ixzz2r225Lsas
China’s maiden moon rover ‘Yutu’ has just suffered a significant mechanical setback right at the start of her 2nd lunar night, according to an official announcement from Chinese space officials made public this weekend.
China will launch an unmanned lunar probe in early December, according to reports announced on Tuesday. The vehicle, called Yutu in Mandarin or Jade Rabbit in English, follows two previous probes sent by China to orbit the moon. Jade Rabbit will be the first Chinese probe to explore the moon’s surface. http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2013/11/chinas-jade-rabbit-to-probe-the-moon/