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China lands Jade Rabbit robot rover on Moon
Posted By admin On December 15, 2013 @ 4:13 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled
BBC News 
December 15, 2013
China says it has successfully landed a craft carrying a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon, the first soft landing there for 37 years.
On Saturday afternoon (GMT), a landing module used thrusters to touch down, marking the latest step in China’s ambitious space exploration programme.
Several hours later, the lander will deploy a robotic rover called Yutu, which translates as “Jade Rabbit”.
The touchdown took place on a flat plain called Sinus Iridum.
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