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Chang’e-4 Updates: Yutu-2 Roves into Overtime, Returns More Images

China’s Chang’e-4 lander and Yutu-2 rover are continuing to function well and have completed their fourth lunar day.
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Yutu-2 Rocks On into Lunar Day 3 for Chang’e-4 mission

China’s Yutu-2 rover is continuing to make tracks on the lunar far side.
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NASA captures best look yet at China’s lunar lander hanging out on the Moon

China started the year off strong by landing a lunar probe on the Moon's surface and deploying a tiny rover to do a bit of exploring. The country's space agency is the first to land such machines on the far side of the Moon that we Earthlings never get to see with our own eyes.NASA recently published images captured from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing the lander as a tiny pale dot against a sea of gray. It was a cool shot, but now we have an even better one, and it shows both t...
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Amazing NASA satellite photos show China's new lunar lander and rover on the far side of the moon

China recently landed the first-ever robotic mission on the far side (not "dark side") of the moon, called Chang'e 4. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a moon satellite, photographed the Chinese spacecraft on January 30. NASA published the first satellite image of China's landing site on Wednesday. The image shows the Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the floor of an expansive crater. China landed its Chang'e 4 lunar mission on January 3, setting down the first-ever robots on the moon's far side. M...
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Chang'e 4 Rover comes into view

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter got a closer look at Chang'e 4 on the lunar far side. This time the small Yutu-2 rover shows up (two pixels) just north of the lander. Also, shadows cast by the lander and rover are now visible.
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NASA's lunar satellite has photographed China's lander on the far side of the moon — here's the first image

China landed the first robotic mission on the far side of the moon, called Chang'e 4, on January 3. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a moon satellite, photographed the Chinese spacecraft on January 30. NASA published the first satellite image of China's landing site on Wednesday. The image shows the Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the floor of an expansive crater. A month after China pulled off its historic Chang'e 4 mission, which landed robots on the moon's far side for the first time, NASA ha...
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NASA has photographed China's new lunar lander on the far side of the moon — here's the first image

China landed the first robotic mission on the far side of the moon, called Chang'e 4, on January 3. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a moon satellite, photographed the Chinese spacecraft on January 30. NASA published the first satellite image of China's landing site on Wednesday. The image shows the Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the floor of an expansive crater. A month after China pulled off its historic Chang'e 4 mission, which landed robots on the moon's far side for the first time, NASA ha...
Tags: China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mark Robinson, Don, Chang, Robinson, Yutu, Noah Petro, Von Karman, South Pole Aitken Basin, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Researchers


Chinese Rover and Lander Survive 1st Frigid Night on Moon's Far Side

China's Chang'e 4 lander and rover are in good shape following a cold spell on the moon. They were put to sleep as night fell roughly two weeks ago at the mission's Von Karman Crater landing site. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Thursday (Jan. 31) that the lander and rover both survived their first trial by ice. The rover, Yutu 2 ("Jade Rabbit 2"), woke up at about 7:00 a.m. EST (8:00 p.m. China time) Tuesday (Jan. 29), and the lander followed suit 24 hou...
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Chang'e 4 wakes and Yutu 2 stretches its solar panels for another day... on the friggin' MOON

Opportunity still maintaining a Martian silence China’s Chang’e 4 lander and rover combo have awoken from their lunar slumbers after a chilly first night on the far side of the Moon.…
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Plants grown on Moon for first time paving way for lunar base

Plants have sprouted on the Moon for the first time in a mini biosphere paving the way for bases which produce their own food and air. Pictures of the first tiny green shoots of cotton were released by researchers at the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University who are running the experiment on board the Chang'e-4 lunar lander. The Chinese space agency spacecraft became the first to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this month. Plants and flowers h...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, European Space Agency, Chang, International Space Station ISS, Christopher Jones, Sweden Germany, Yutu, Tiangong, China National Space Administration, People 's Daily, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater


In the 2020s, China aims to lay groundwork for a moon base — plus missions to Mars

Flush from the success of the world’s first rover mission to the moon’s far side, Chinese space officials said today that they’re planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. The officials discussed future lunar exploration plans less than two weeks after the Chang’e-4 lander’s history-making touchdown, and only a few days after China’s space agency released video of the lander’s descent and lunar surface activities. Chang’e-4 and its solar-powered Yu...
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China releases detailed 360-degree photo from the first mission to land on the far side of the moon

China recently landed the first space mission ever, called Chang'e 4, on the far side of the moon. The mission's landing spacecraft and Yutu-2 rover were sent to probe the moon's geology, seek out water, study the night sky, and even grow silkworms on the lunar surface. Both spacecraft recently woke up from a "noon nap" to survive searing-hot temperatures. The lander took a 360-degree, wrap-around picture of the landing site after waking up on Friday. China has released a detailed panoramic i...
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China's rover and lander on the moon's far side are taking a 'nap' to survive brutal surface temperatures

On January 3, China landed its Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the moon's far side — the first such mission in history. The mission's lander and Yutu-2 rover will probe the moon's geology, look for water, study the night sky for radio bursts, and even grow silkworms. However, it's now high noon on the far side of the moon, leading to blistering surface temperatures. Chinese officials have put the spacecraft into a "noon nap" to protect them, according to Space News. The maneuver also shows why the ide...
Tags: China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Chang, Yutu, Space News, Von Karman, South Pole Aitken Basin, Zhang Yuhua


Communicating From the Far Side of the Moon

The far side of the moon (often mistakenly referred to as the “dark side” of the moon) never faces Earth due to the sphere’s elliptical orbit and synchronous rotation. For the first time, information—including a photograph—has been transmitted from the hemisphere by way of China’s National Space Administration’s Yutu-2 rover. While this might not seem like that big of a deal, it marks significant achievements and technological …
Tags: Space, Design, China, Tech, Satellites, The moon, Lunar, Linkaboutit, Yutu, National Space Administration, The Cosmos


The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 5, 2019

Fresh Snow on Red Barn Near Salmo, British Columbia, Canada. Haney The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 5, 2019 Welcome to our first Brunch of the new year! • • • The religious makeup of the new Congress Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Muslim, the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, is sworn in while placing her hand atop Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the Quran. Like the rest of U.S. society…the new Congress is a bit more diverse, with Christians making up 88 percent of the member...
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China’s Lunar Rover Yutu 2 Begins Exploring Far Side of the Moon

China’s rover Yutu 2 has begun exploring the far side of the moon after making a soft landing with the lander. The rover will used ground-penetrating radar to map the moon’s inner structures,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side (Photo)

China's far-side moon rover is already busy exploring its exotic new home. The six-wheeled rover, known as Yutu 2, isn't pausing to catch its breath, as a newly released photo shows. Yutu 2 has already put a fair bit of space between itself and the lander, trundling over near the rim of a small crater on the floor of Von Kármán, which itself lies within an even larger impact feature — the 1,550-mile-wide (2,500 km) South Pole-Aitken Basin.
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'This is more than just a landing': Why China's mission at the far side of the moon should be a wake-up call for the world

China landed a spacecraft called Chang'e 4 on the moon's far side for the first in human history. A rover and lander will study lunar geology, look for water ice, scan the night sky for radio bursts, and even grow silkworms. But Chang'e 4 is just one mission leading to a sample return, crewed lunar landing, and perhaps even the construction of permanent moon bases. The moon mission can be seen as yet another sign in the erosion of US standing in science, technology, mathematics, and engineerin...
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'This is more than just a landing': Why China's mission on the far side of the moon should be a wake-up call for the world

China landed a spacecraft, called Chang'e 4, on the moon's far side for the first in human history. A rover and lander will study lunar geology, look for water ice, scan the night sky for radio bursts, and even grow silkworms. But Chang'e 4 is just one mission leading to a sample return, a crewed lunar landing, and maybe even the construction of permanent moon bases. The moon mission can be seen as yet another sign of the erosion of the US' standing in science, technology, engineering, and mat...
Tags: Australia, Washington Post, China, US, America, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Chang, Alan Duffy, Mark Kelly, DON T, Yutu, Jim Lovell, United States of America Kelly, Business Insider Lunar


'One giant leap': China's Chang'e 4 rover Jade Rabbit 2 sets off on moon mission

Project leader echoes Neil Armstrong’s quote after rover’s successful separation from lander China’s space agency has posted the first photo of its Chang’e 4 lunar rover on the far side of the moon after its groundbreaking touchdown on Thursday.The rover – named Yutu 2, or Jade Rabbit 2 – left the spacecraft, drove off a ramp and began making tracks on the moon’s surface at 10.22pm on Thursday, about 12 hours after Chang’e 4 landed. Continue reading...
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Far Away

Yutu, a small rover, rolls away from China's Chang'e 4 spacecraft, which landed on the far side of the Moon on January 3. It is the first landing on the far side, which is also known as the dark side because it is never seen from Earth. The craft touched down in South Pole-Aitken Basin, an impact feature that is about 1,500 miles (2,300 km) wide. It transmits its readings to Earth through a communication satellite, launched last summer, that is deployed beyond the Moon. [China National Space Ag...
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China’s lunar probe makes history by successfully soft-landing on the far side of the moon

It’s not Lunar New Year yet, but there is something new on the moon. In a major milestone for space exploration, China announced that its lunar program has successfully soft-landed a probe on the far side of the moon, making it the first one to do so. The historic landing was reported by Xinhua, China’s official news agency, earlier today. According to the China National Space Administration, the probe, consisting of a lander and rover, touched down at about 10:26AM Beijing time. This is the fir...
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The chief justice’s 2018 year-end report: The federal judiciary and #MeToo

Chief Justice John Roberts released his annual report on the federal judiciary today, focusing on the judiciary’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Roberts had discussed this issue in his 2017 report, after several female law clerks accused Judge Alex Kozinski – then a prominent judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit – of inappropriate sexual conduct. A working group created to review the safeguards in place to protect law clerks and other employees c...
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World weatherwatch: Super Typhoon Yutu brings 180mph winds

Yutu hit Northern Mariana Islands and Philippines, while Venice suffered severe flooding and US endured 24 tornadoesSuper Typhoon Yutu barrelled across the Northern Mariana Islands last week with sustained winds of 180mph (290km/h), the same as a category 5-strength hurricane. Yutu rapidly intensified from a category 1 to a super typhoon in just 24 hours, making it the strongest tropical cyclone on record in places. Yutu then slammed into the northern Philippines, triggering landslides. Several ...
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Thoughts and Prayers Going Out to Saipan and Tinian

    Having lived and worked in the Northern Mariana Islands for ten years during the 1990's, I followed the approach of Super Typhoon Yutu and its direct hit on Tinian and southern Saipan with concern. It was barely a week ago that the typhoon arrived. A category 5 storm with winds at 180 miles per hour, Super Typhoon Yutu was the strongest storm to hit any part of the U.S. this year. The road to recovery and normalcy will be long and hard, but the people living on the islands are resilient and ...
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NASA's GPM examines weaker Tropical Storm Yutu's rainfall

Typhoon Yutu produced heavy rainfall as it passed over the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided data on that rainfall. The storm has since weakened to a tropical storm and triggered warnings in China.
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Typhoon Yutu Batters Nothern Philippines

Typhoon Yutu blew across the northern Philippines on Tuesday, setting off landslides and forcing thousands to flee from villages that were still recovering from a deadly storm last month.
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NASA's CloudSat gets a slice of Typhoon Yutu's eye

NASA's CloudSat satellite captured a stunning image of Typhoon Yutu as it passed over the eye of the storm. The storm has since weakened to a tropical storm.
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Typhoon lashes northern Philippines as thousands evacuated

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon is battering the northern Philippines, where thousands of people were evacuated to avoid a repeat of the death and destruction wrought by a powerful storm last month. Officials say Typhoon Yutu slammed into Dinapigue town in northeastern Isabela province before dawn Tuesday with sustained winds of 150 kilometers […]
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Threatening Typhoon Yutu probed by GPM Satellite

Typhoon Yutu, known as Rosita in the Philippines, is now threatening the Philippine Island of Luzon. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the heavy rainfall the storm is packing.
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