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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The panoramic face of Moon today

For the first time, through the China's Chang'e-3 moon lander and Yutu rover, the first 360-degree panoramic colored photos of Moon can be seen. From the photos as follow, it appears gray panoramic image of lunar surface and also looks the Moon rocks that look white.
This time-lapse color panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 lander shows the Yutu rover at two different positions during its trek over the Moon’s surface at its landing site from Dec. 15-18, 2013. This view was taken from a 360-degree panorama – see below. (Picture from: http://www.universetoday.com/)
360-degree time-lapse color panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 lander This 360-degree time-lapse color panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 lander shows the Yutu rover at three different positions during its trek over the Moon’s surface at its landing site from Dec. 15-22, 2013 during the 1st Lunar Day. (Picture from: http://www.universetoday.com/)
The panoramic photos of Moon was produced from the photos that taken by Chang'e-3 lander that landed to bring Yutu rover to the Moon at Mare Imbrium near the Bay of Rainbows on Dec. 14, 2013.
1st 360 Degree Color Panorama from China’s Chang’e-3 Lunar Lander. This 1st color panorama from Chang’e-3 lander shows the view all around the landing site after the ‘Yutu’ lunar rover left impressive tracks behind when it initially rolled all six wheels onto the pockmarked and gray lunar terrain on Dec. 15, 2013. (Picture from: http://www.universetoday.com/)
As quoted from Universe Today, on Sunday, January 19, 2014, a number of images that taken on December 15 to 22, 2013 and then processed by Ken Kremer and Marco Di Lorenzo to produce the Moon panoramic image.
This view shows the Yutu rover heading south from the Chang’e-3 landing site about a week after the Dec. 14, 2013 touchdown at Mare Imbrium. This cropped view was taken from the 360-degree panorama. The extreme ultraviolet camera is at right. (Picture from: http://www.universetoday.com/)
A 360-degree panoramic image of Moon that focus attention on Yutu rover, a vehicle whose name is taken from the jade rabbit belong to goddess Chang'e. On the panoramic image also showed motion traces of Yutu that will investigate the geology and natural resources of Moon's.
1st panorama around Chang’e-3 landing site after China’s Yutu rover drove onto the Moon’s surface on Dec. 15, 2013. The images were taken by Chang’e-3 lander following Dec. 14 touchdown. Panoramic view was created from screen shots of a news video assembled into a mosaic. (Picture from: http://www.universetoday.com/)
China is the third nation to successfully perform missions to the Moon after the United States and the Soviet Union four decades ago. Chang'e-3 landed after 12 days of launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan, China.
Photo of Chang’e-3 moon lander emblazoned with Chinese national flag taken by the panoramic camera on the Yutu moon rover on Dec. 22, 2013. (Picture from: http://www.universetoday.com/)
Since its landing, Chang'e-3 moon lander and Yutu rover has produced a number of interesting photos, some of the first close-up photo of Moon in the last four decades. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | UNIVERSE TODAY]
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