Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chang'e-3 well east of original target

Sequential stills from beneath Chang'e lander show the final moments of descent, and then the first images in the probes's shadow following touch down.
Descent track of Chang'e-3 shown on CCTV, during live coverage of the landing. Chang'e-3 in Mare Iridum between Montes Recti and Le Verrier crater, perhaps 44 km south by southeast of Laplace F crater, or 160 km east by northeast of Laplace A.[CCTV].
Chang'e-3 162 km east of announced target

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