Spectacular new hi-res images from the Moon shot by Chinese lander Chang’e 3

Chang'e 3 lander on the Moon featured image

The Chinese space agency just made public hundreds of images made by their lunar lander Chang’e 3.

The images are shot in December 2013 and January 2014. The rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit) which landed with Chang’e 3 appears on the images is currently stuck but still communicative.

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Rover Yutu driving off lander Chang'e 3Below you can find some of the most interesting images from the entire pack, and Emily Lakdawalla from The Planetary Society claims there are even more behind because not all of the images were made public.

Chang'e 3 and Yutu images of the Moon
Moon dust on the solar panels of Chang’e 3.
Panoramic iamge of a rock on the Moon Chang'e 3 lander
Larger rock formation shot by the lander with nice details. The images is stitch form three images.
Chang'e 3 and Yutu images of the Moon
Yutu rover shot when still close to the lander, with open solar panels.
Chang'e 3 and Yutu images of the Moon
There was green lens reflection on some of the images, it looks artistic :).
Chang'e 3 lander on the Moon in colour
The Chang’e 3 lander on the Moon, in colour.
Chang'e 3 and Yutu images of the Moon
Yutu’s “tire” tracks on the Moon’s surface
Chang'e 3 lander on the Moon
A stitch of two images. Size 2560×1600.
Panoramic view of the Moon - Chinese lander
Panoramic view of the Moon’s surface, rocks, pebbles and lots of lunar dust.
Rover Yutu or Jade Rabbit
Yutu rover in colour.
Chang'e 3 and Yutu images of the Moon
A small crater on the Moon.

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