View Full Version : China’s Lunar Lander Spotted by Orbiting Spacecraft

2013-Dec-31, 12:40 AM
Not much on the Moon escapes the eye of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, and China’s Chang’e-3 lander and Yutu rover are no exception! The pair touched down on the lunar surface on Dec. 14, and just over a week later on Dec. 25 LRO acquired the image above, showing the lander and the 120-kg (265-lb) […]

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2014-Jan-02, 12:45 PM
Is Yutu anywhere near any of the Apollo landing sites? somehow I doubt it's a priority but given the independence of the Chinese mission from the American program it would be such a coup to get images of a LEM descent stage. It would go a long way to silencing the conspiracy nonsense. Perhaps a new era of co-operation? :)