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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The lunar surface from Yutu

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The lunar surface from Yutu A photo of the lunar surface taken by the Yutu rover some time during its second lunar day, before it lost the ability to move. According to Phil Stooke the photo "shows the rocky wall of the crater west of the lander, probably the southern part of its western wall. It was taken from somewhere near the Dragon Rock."

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Taken from this presentation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, dated June 2014 (PDF).

Original image data dated on or about January 16, 2014.


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