China’s Lunar Rover on the Moon

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China’s first lunar rover separated from Chang’e-3 moon lander early Dec. 15, 2013 to begin exploring its landing site in the Bay of Rainbows. The landing site in the Bay of Rainbows is a region along the northern part of the Mare Imbrium in the moon’s northern hemisphere.

The 140 kg six-wheeled rover touched the lunar surface at 4:35 a.m., leaving deep trace on the loose lunar soil. The process was recorded by the camera on the lander and the images were sent to the Earth, according to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.

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