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Probe takes panoramic pic


To boldly go: The ‘Yutu-2’ leaving wheel marks after departing the lander on the surface of the far side of the moon. China’s space agency says that all systems are go for its spacecraft and rover. — AP

To boldly go: The ‘Yutu-2’ leaving wheel marks after departing the lander on the surface of the far side of the moon. China’s space agency says that all systems are go for its spacecraft and rover. — AP

BEIJING: 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 Jan 3, a major step in China’s ambitions to become a space superpower.

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