Chang’e-4: China Moon probes take snaps of each other

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on BBC News – Science & Environment January 11, 2019 at 06:06AM.)

The Chinese space agency has released its first panoramic image of the lunar location where it landed spacecraft this month.

The picture shows parts of the static lander and the robotic rover, which is now exploring the landing site at Von Kármán crater on the Moon’s far side.

The Chang’e-4 mission was the first such attempt to touch down on the side of the Moon that we don’t see.

The rover has just awoken from a period on “standby”.

Controllers placed it in this mode shortly after the touchdown as a precaution against high temperatures, as the Sun rose to its highest point over the landing site.

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This article and images were originally posted on [BBC News – Science & Environment] January 11, 2019 at 06:06AM. Credit to the original author and BBC News – Science & Environment | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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