Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Lunar Time Lapse Panorama including Yutu Rover
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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[Credit: CNSA, Chinanews, Kenneth Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo]
Its fake. (No stars) /s
Thought it was broke!
oh the stars ARE there...
I don’t get it.
Didn’t we do this 50 years ago?
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!
Some things never Chang.
Broke? Maybe you were thinking of Demwits’ morality.
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