China Just Released True Color HD Photos of the Moon

By February 2, 2016Multimedia, News

The China National Space Administration has just released all of the images from their recent moon landing. There are now hundreds of never-before-scene true color, high definition photographs of the lunar surface available for download.

Yutu Rover / Image Courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences / China National Space Administration / The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration / Emily Lakdawalla

Yutu Rover / Image Courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences / China National Space Administration / The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration / Emily Lakdawalla

The images were taken a few years ago by cameras on China’s Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu rover. In Dec 2013, China joined Russia and the United States when they successfully soft-landed on the lunar surface, becoming the third country ever to accomplish this feat. It was the first soft-landing on the moon in 37 years, since the Russians landed their probe back in 1976.

Anyone can create a user account on China’s Science & Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration website to download the pictures themselves.

Yutu rover tracks / Image courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences / China National Space Administration / The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration / Emily Lakdawalla

Yutu rover tracks / Image courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences / China National Space Administration / The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration / Emily Lakdawalla

Chang'e 3 lunar landing location / Image courtesy of NASA

Chang’e 3 lunar landing location / Image courtesy of NASA

 

[via techcrunch]

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