Jason Davis • January 11, 2019
All the things goes effectively 9 days after China’s Chang’e-Four mission made a historic landing on the far side of the Moon, the nation’s house program stated immediately. On 6 January, the Yutu-2 rover began a deliberate noon nap to keep away from overheating whereas the Solar was instantly overhead. Yesterday, it awakened and continued exploring its environment. Moreover, a contemporary batch of photographs and video are revealing extra concerning the mission’s touchdown website inside Von Kármán crater.
China’s lunar and deep house exploration program, CLEP, reports each the Chang’e-Four lander and Yutu-2 rover are wholesome, and “Chinese language and international scientific hundreds had been working usually [Translated].” Listed below are portraits of every automobile on the floor; sadly, neither of those launched by CLEP are full-resolution based mostly on what we all know concerning the digicam specs:
The lander additionally accomplished a 360-degree panorama:
We’re additionally seeing some extra beforehand unreleased goodies, together with this superb video of the touchdown:
Listed below are two movies Yutu-2 being deployed and rolling on the floor. Due to China house program reporter Andrew Jones for serving to us discover the supply information for these!
And a screenshot exhibiting the place the rover apparently roved so far:
This is apparently the present location of the Yutu-2 rover with respect to the lander and the journey is has made to this point. pic.twitter.com/gzuSizrjsv
— Andrew Jones (@AJ_FI) January 11, 2019
We’ll replace this put up with extra photographs and video, and better-quality variations as we discover them!
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