Chang’e 4 is China’s fourth mission to learn more about the Silver Globe. As part of that, for the first time in history, a lander was sent alongside the invisible moon from Earth. The probe, which was launched on December 7, 2018 from the Xichang Space Port, arrived at our natural satellite exactly two years ago (January 3, 2019). Public).
The landing took place in the von Karman crater in the Antarctic region – the Aitken Basin. The mission of the probe was to conduct several experiments in the field of radio astronomy, while the main task of the rover was to examine the surface of the Silver Globe, including making a map of the landing area.
NASA, using the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, has recorded the flights of the Chinese spacecraft. It turned out in two years The spacecraft traveled 600 meters on the surface of the moon. A team of scientists from Arizona State University, responsible for operating the probe, decided to combine several images that show the device’s two-year journey.
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In the image above, we can see the Yutu rover (left) and the Chang’e 4 lander (right), which have been placed on the moon’s surface. In early 2019.
According to data provided by NASA, the Chinese rover traveled 10.95 meters during its last run (December 22, 2020).
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