The Rabbit Has Landed

The Rabbit Has Landed

Via The Economist:

FOR the first time in 37 years, a spacecraft has landed on the moon. China's Chang'e 3 lander touched down just after 1pm GMT. As far as anybody can tell, everything went perfectly smoothly. Besides the lander, the mission contains a rover, called Yutu, or Jade Rabbit. Assuming the rover works as intended, it will presently start gathering information from its suite of onboard sensors, including a ground-penetrating radar that will allow it to assess the lunar geology and an ultraviolet telescope that will study the heavens free from any Earth-bound glare.

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