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Lander and rover take more photos of each other

12-22-2013 20:22 BJT Special Report:Chang’e-3 Lunar Probe |

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China’s moon rover Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, and lander Chang’e snapped more real time images of each other on Sunday.

Yutu woke from its resting state on Saturday and is now continuing to explore the lunar surface and send back photos. Scientists have pieced together the rover’s first panoramic picture that was taken from Chang’e-3’s landing spot. It’s a composite of 60 photos taken by the rover from three different angles.

The panoramic view shows an even surface around the rover and a large impact crater about 10 meters away. The Chang’e-3 landed just over a week ago and the rover Yutu separated itself early the next morning. The rover went into rest mode a day later, shutting down its subsystems on Monday.


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