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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Yutu self-portrait in shadow

Filed under pretty pictures, the Moon, Chang'E program

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Yutu self-portrait in shadow Yutu took this photo of its own shadow on January 12, 2014. A halo appears around the right side of the rover's head because in that area, with the Sun precisely behind the right-eye camera, there are no visible shadows.

Chinese Academy of Sciences / China National Space Administration / The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration

Original image data dated on or about January 12, 2014.


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