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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

Paul Rincon
BBC News [1]
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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