China’s Lunar Probe Sends Panoramic Image Of Moon’s Far Side

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China’s Lunar Probe Sends Panoramic Image Of Moon’s Far Side

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China's lunar probe has sent the first panoramic image of its landing site since its historic arrival on the far side of the moon, showing the cratered landscape it is exploring.

The Chang'e-4 mission - named after a moon goddess - made the world's first soft landing on the moon's far side on January 3, a major step in China's ambitions to become a space superpower.

A rover dubbed Yutu-2 - the name of the moon goddess's pet, the 'Jade Rabbit' - successfully separated from the lander and drove onto the moon's surface Thursday.