China space probe sends unprecedented panoramic images of the Moon

The Chinese probe Chang'e-4 has taken panoramic photos on the lunar surface after staging the first controlled landing of a ship on the moon's hidden side. This 11 d


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360 degree image taken by the Chinese probe Chang'e 4 of the Yutu 2 scout vehicle on the hidden side of the moon. CNSA / CEDIDAEFE PHOTO

The first traces of China on the Moon: the robot 'Yutu 2' begins to explore its hidden face

The Chinese probe 'Chang'e 4' landed successfully on the hidden side of the Moon

The Chinese probe Chang'e-4 has taken panoramic photos on the lunar surface after staging the first controlled landing of a ship on the hidden side of the moon.

On January 11, the National Space Administration of China (CNSA) published the 360-degree panoramic photos taken by a camera installed on top of the lander.

The images were sent back through the Queqiao relay satellite, which operates around the second Lagrange point of the Earth-Moon system, about 455,000 kilometers from Earth, where it can see the Earth and the other side of the Moon.

The scientists have made a preliminary analysis of the terrain and the shape of the terrain surrounding the probe according to the panoramic images, which show the rover robot Yutu-2 included in the mission from a distance.

The Chang'e-4 probe landed in the Von Karman crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the morning of January 3, and the Yutu-2 lunar rover drove to the lunar surface that night.

Then, the rover took a break when the solar radiation raised the temperature on the lunar surface to more than 100 degrees Celsius . He restarted his activity on January 10.

The lander, remote receiver and relay satellite are in good condition, the CNSA said, quoted by Xinhua.

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