NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted China’s Yutu rover on the Moon’s surface.


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NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has spotted China’s Yutu rover on the Moon’s surface.

These images confirm that the rover landed in Mare Imbrium, not Sinus Iridum, the originally announced landing site and the site that many Chinese news sources continue to report as the landing site.

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4 comments

  • wade

    i looked Hard at these photos and Zoomed in . these are wonderful pics of “something” and akin to the UFO pics i have seen in the past. Seeing is Believing , i guess.

  • Pzatchok

    I wonder if the Chinese will change their reports to include this new information about the location of their lander?

    If not will anyone ever accept their data from any experiments as accurate?

  • Don

    Is the thing even working? Something went wrong, that much is certain. Odds then are rather high that something other than just landing in the wrong location went wrong.

  • Pzatchok

    Its sending data.

    But from the lack of news reports out in the general public( on the major networks) I am starting to think China is not very proud of this accomplishment.

    They should be shouting this from the roof tops and sending out data like crazy.
    At least sending out pictures of everything around the lander. In high def. Full color.

    So far we have what? A few pictures that don’t look much better than what the Apollo missions sent back for quick news and public consumption.

    You would think that with all the access they have to all the wests fancy new tech they would be able to send better cameras.

    if you watch the 59 frames of video of the moons surface during landing( thats right only 59 sketchy pictures) the craft looked like it had a large amount of lateral movement. Maybe more than they expected.

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