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China releases HD photos of the Moon

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High definition photographs of the Moon are now available to the public eye. These photographs were taken by China’s Chang’e-3 lunar rover.

The China National Space Administration published images, videos and scientific data on its website, making them available to anyone who registers.

China is the third nation after Russia and the US to land on the moon, and this was the first soft-landing on the Earth’s only natural satellite in 37 years – the previous one being Russia’s Luna 24 probe in 1976.

The images were actually taken from 2013 to 2015 with cameras attached to the Chang’e-3 lander and the Yutu rover (meaning ‘Jade Rabbit’ in Chinese), which is no longer operational.

(Rt.com, Yournewswire.com, Moon.bao.ac.cn)

 

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