China’s Moon Rover beams back a panoramic lunar image

China has released a panoramic picture of the moon from their Jade Rabbit lunar rover, once week after the probe landed on the moon.

Chinese officials have said that the rover, officially called the Chang’e 3, had started it’s scientific mission in searching for natural resources. The chief designer of the Chang’e 3 probing system, Liu Enhai, said on China’s state television CCTV: “The entire picture was pieced together with 60 photos taken three times from three angles: zero degrees, 15 degrees down from horizon and 30 degrees. The purpose of shooting from three angles is to (capture) from one side to the other in order to see farther.”

 

 

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