China's Jade Rabbit Lands on the Moon


PHOTO: Paul Penguinbush
PHOTO: Paul Penguinbush

On December 14, 2013, China’s Jade Rabbit probe landed on the moon’s Sinus Iridium, a volcanic plate more commonly known as the Bay of Rainbows. The six-wheeled robotic vehicle will operate on the moon for three months, relying on solar panels and special heating units. The Jade Rabbit is the first mission of this kind to the moon in nearly 40 years. The Jade Rabbit will use ground-penetrating radars to collect samples of lunar soil and send back photos to earth.

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