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Chang'e 3 Photos: China's 1st Moon Lander & Rover Mission

X-ray Fluorescent Spectrum of Lunar Regolith by APXS

IHEP

First X-ray fluorescent spectrum of lunar regolith obtained by APXS instrument carried by China’s Yutu rover.

LRO Before and After Photos of Chang'e 3 Moon Lander Site

NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) side by side imagery shows before and after landing locale of China’s Change’3 mooncraft. [Read the Full Story Here]

Chang'e 3 Landing Site by NASA's LRO

NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

China's Chang'e 3 moon rover (large arrow) and rover (small arrow) are shown in this view from the LROC NAC instrument of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter just before lunar sunset on their first "day." Image released Dec. 30, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

Chang'e 3 Lander Panorama

Di Lorenzo and Kremer

This panorama shows China's Chang'e 3 moon lander and its Yutu lunar rover shortly after it drove down the ramp to the surface. Yellow lines connect craters seen in the panorama and the LROC image (taken later after the rover had moved by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter). Red lines indicate approximate field of view of the panorama. Image released on Dec. 30, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

Chang'e 3 Landing Site Map

NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

This map shows the landing site of China's Chang'e 3 moon lander. [Read the Full Story Here]

Chang'e 3 Landing Site Context Mosaic

NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

China's Chang'e 3 moon landing site (large white arrow) is seen here in a context view from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The small white arrows indicate wrinkle ridge and small black arrows delimit boundary between "red" mare (northeast) and "blue" mare (southwest). This image is 100 km wide and was released Dec. 30, 2013. [Read the Full Story Here]

China Chang'e 3 Lander's 1st Moon Photo

CNTV

The first photo of the moon by China's Chang'e 3 lunar lander is shown here in this still from a broadcast by the country's state-run CNTV news channel on Dec. 14, 2013. Chang'e 3 delivered the Yutu rover to the moon with its successful landing. [China Lands On Moon: Read the Full Story Here]

China's Yutu Rover on the Moon: Chang'e 3

CNTV

China's moon rover Yutu ("Jade Rabbit") rolls down a ramp on the Chang'e 3 lander after touching down on the moon's Bay of Rainbows on Dec. 14, 2013. [China's 1st Lunar Rover Drives On the Moon: Read the Full Story Here]

Chang'e 3 Landing Site by NASA's LRO

NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

LROC NAC view of the Chang'e 3 lander (large arrow) and rover (small arrow) just before sunset on their first day of lunar exploration. LROC NAC M1142582775R, image width 576 m, north is up.

Chang'e 3 Lander Panorama

Di Lorenzo and Kremer

Chang'e 3 lander panorama showing Yutu shortly after it drove down the ramp to the surface. Yellow lines connect craters seen in the panorama and the LROC image (taken at a later date after the rover had moved), red lines indicate approximate field of view of the panorama.

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