Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chang'e-3 and Yutu survive first lunar night

New angle on Chang'e-3
New angle on the Chang'e-3 lunar lander, captured by cameras on-board the Yutu rover before local sunset in late December, and reportedly transmitted to Earth following local sunrise. Both lander and rover are reported to have survived the 14 day-long lunar night [CNSA/CAS/CLEP].
Earth from Mare Imbrium
Before local sunset, the Chang'e-3 lunar lander snapped this native resolution image of Earth, December 24, 2013 [CNSA/CAS/CLEP].

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