China's Flag shining on the Moon 1

China’s first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, soft-landed on the lunar surface. China now has just entered a very exclusive club. It’s now the third country to have a vehicle on the Moon.   Watch the video…

Above: Yutu rover emblazoned with Chinese Flag as seen by the Chang’e-3 lander on the moon on Dec. 15, 2013. Notice the rover tire tracks left behind in the loose lunar topsoil.   Image © China Space
The 140 kg six-wheeled rover, separated from the lander early on Sunday and touched the lunar surface at 4:35 a.m.



According to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center, the process was recorded by the camera on the lander and the images were sent to the earth.

After only a day of going around the lunar surface, the Jade Rabbit rover has already reportedly sent over 4600 images back to the Blue planet.

China's Flag shining on the Moon 2

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