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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Lunar Time Lapse Panorama including Yutu Rover
| February 03, 2014
| (see photo credit)
Posted on 02/04/2014 6:53:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Where has the Yutu rover been on the Moon? Arriving in 2013 mid-December, the Chinese Yutu robotic rover has spent some of the past month and a half exploring Mare Imbrium on Earth's Moon. Because it uses solar power, the mechanical Jade Rabbit goes into sleep mode to endure the two-week long lunar night. Pictured above is a digitally created time-lapse composite panorama showing the region surrounding the Chang'e 3 lander, capturing the desk-sized rover in three positions. On the far right, Yutu is seen heading south to investigate greener pastures, likely never to return to its lander again.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; moon; science
[Credit: CNSA, Chinanews, Kenneth Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo]
posted on 02/04/2014 6:53:46 PM PST
posted on 02/04/2014 6:55:51 PM PST
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
The new APoD calendar is out. I'd put the link here, but I'd have to reopen the original page, and frankly, they don't look that great when printed out.
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posted on 02/04/2014 6:56:51 PM PST
posted on 02/04/2014 7:02:13 PM PST
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To: cripplecreek; SunkenCiv
Its fake. (No stars) /s
oh the stars ARE there...
posted on 02/04/2014 7:20:18 PM PST
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Didn’t we do this 50 years ago?
posted on 02/04/2014 7:33:14 PM PST
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The USSR sent a rover to the Moon, and did a sample return mission, all unmanned of course, after our final manned mission. That was in the area of 40 years ago. The lunar rovers we used weren’t as sophisticated I suppose, because they required human operators riding in the seats. :’)
As Sam Kinison said of the Russians, you wanna impress us? Bring back our FLAG, a-holes!
posted on 02/04/2014 7:59:46 PM PST
posted on 02/04/2014 8:00:19 PM PST
Broke? Maybe you were thinking of Demwits’ morality.
posted on 02/04/2014 8:01:12 PM PST
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