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Lunar Time Lapse Panorama including Yutu Rover

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 3, 2014 5:28 am via: NASA
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Where has the Yutu rover been on the Moon? Arriving in 2013 mid-December, the Chinese Yutu robotic rover has spent some of the past month and a half exploring Mare Imbrium on Earth’s Moon. Because it uses solar power, the mechanical Jade Rabbit goes into sleep mode to endure the two-week long lunar night.

Pictured above is a digitally created time-lapse composite panorama showing the region surrounding the Chang’e 3 lander, capturing the desk-sized rover in three positions. On the far right, Yutu is seen heading south to investigate greener pastures, likely never to return to its lander again.

Image Credit: CNSA, Chinanews, Kenneth Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo

Image Credit: CNSA, Chinanews, Kenneth Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo

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