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‘Jade Rabbit’ is on the Moon

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At 1.11pm UTC today (8.11 am EST) the Chang’e-3 mission made a successful soft landing in an area toward the edge of the Sinus Iridum and Mare Imbrium – shown in this image by the red flag. That’s on the nearside of the moon – marked in a red ellipse in the figure below. Next [...]

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Jade Rabbit Goes to Sleep

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  Good night, Jade Rabbit. Erica Glasier created this wonderful storybook animated gif of China’s Jade Rabbit lunar rover. All the feels. Sniffle. Jade Rabbit, or yutu, has been malfunctioning and I can’t think of any better way to explain its adventure to a child than this. Could we get an entire lightly-animated ebook of [...]

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