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    Default China's Moon lander and robo-sidekick snaps, video

    Officials behind Beijing's Lunar and Deep Space Exploration Programme (CLEP) this week released a panoramic shot of the Von Kármán crater, taken by the lander, revealing a barren, pockmarked landscape littered with a few rocks here and there. In other words, the far side of the Moon, well, looks pretty similar to the near side.

    Panorama shot taken by China's Moon lander with a picture of its detached rover scooting off in the distance.
    Source: CLEP
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    We Earthlings only ever get to glimpse one face of the Moon since the satellite is tidal locked to our planet. Since this is the first time a lander and robo-rover sidekick has successfully touched down and ventured out to the far side, the images are fascinating and useful.

    The Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA) also released a video of the descent of the lander and rover, captured by an on-board camera:

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    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

    Ithaka, by Cavafy
    (Keeley - Sherrard translation)

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    Default Re: China's Moon lander and robo-sidekick snaps, video

    Hahahaha. Free! We’re going sight seeing, fools! Mission Control THAT!

    Peace,
    Rover Who’s Also A Rockhound, Suckers! Hahahahahaha

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    Default Re: China's Moon lander and robo-sidekick snaps, video

    Weird to see that landing. No perspective. Every crater could be 6 inches or 60 ft to my eyeballs.

    However, my respects to them!

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    Default Re: China's Moon lander and robo-sidekick snaps, video

    Hope they do an Earthrise.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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