New Chang’e 3 images from the Moon

View of the Yutu rover on the Moon, taken by the Chang'e 3 lander. Credit:
View of the Yutu rover, taken by the Chang’e 3 lander. Credit:

Here are a couple of new images taken by the Chinese Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu rover on the Moon. Much better resolution than the first earlier images and nice to finally have some new views from the lunar surface after all these decades! An interesting change from the Mars rovers, which look at a bright, dusty Martian sky, while here there is virtually no atmosphere and perpetual blackness overhead…

View of the Chang'e 3 lander, taken by the Yutu rover. Credit:
View of the Chang’e 3 lander, taken by the Yutu rover. Credit:

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