The Chinese Rover's First Moon Photos Are Here

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China's National Space Administration has released photos taken by theYutu rover on the moon. There is also video footage of the Chang'e 3 lander's descent, and you can see in the video (below) when it comes to a full stop about 50 meters above the surface of the moon for a quick photo survey.

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The rover, also called the Jade Rabbit rover, emerged from the Chang'e 3 after landing. The photos show the lander and the rover, plus a little bit of the moon's surface. Yutu will collect samples and send data to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center over the next three months. [Digg, LiveLeak, The Verge, China Space Facebook]

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gobigorgoromo
gobigorgoromo

China now only 50 years behind the USA in space technology. Also, they might have a working aircraft carrier in the next 5-10 years. Everyone always so worried about the "rise" of China. Name ONE THING they have invented. ONE. I mean new stuff, not like chop sticks.