Chang’E-3 and Yutu at Mare Imbrium
After over 35 years the Chinese Chang’E-3 mission is the first to visit and land on the lunar surface. The objetive for the Space Craft is to explore the surface rocks and the substrate on the Moon. CEED, Department of Geosciences's postdoc Zhiyong Xiao participates in the mission team, and the first results reveals a vivid geologic picture of the landing site.The results published in Science recently attracted international attention in both European and Asian websites for news in natural Sciences, three of them linked up below:
This picture show the Loong (dragon shaped) rock on the landing site for the Chang’E-3 og roveren Yutu on moon. Photo: CNAS/NAOC/CAS.
Article in Science:
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A young mulitlayered terrane of the northern Mare Imbrium revealed by Chang’E-3 mission, was published in Science 13.03.2015.
International In media coverage:
- Chinese rover reveals moon’s layers, ScienceNews, 12.3.2015
- Yutu Peers Inside the Moon, Airspacemag.com, 12.3.2015
- China's Yutu lunar rover finds moon geography more complex than thought, Phys.org 13.3.2015