【嫦娥4号拍摄的月球背面全景图外网爆红】

【嫦娥4号拍摄的月球背面全景图外网爆红】嫦娥4号和玉兔2号于1月4日在月球背面着陆,现在传回了令人惊叹的照片,这些照片展示了月球上广阔而贫瘠的荒地,以及令人惊叹地展示了中国创造的尖端科技的配合,视频中还出现了以第一人称视角观看“嫦娥四号”完成着陆时的画面。

Stunning panoramic image of the far side of the moon is captured by China's Chang'e-4 lander as the 'Jade Rabbit' rover gets back to work after 'sleeping' through the blistering 390°F lunar day

  • Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 landed on the far side of the moon on January 4 and has now sent back stunning images
  • They reveal the vast and barren wasteland on the far size of the moon as well as shots of the machinery   
  • Pictures also reveal the lander, Chang'e-4, and its rover, Yutu-2, have taken images of each other
  • This celestial photoshoot gives an astonishing look at the tandem of cutting-edge tech China has created 
  • Footage has also emerged of a first-person look at the final approach oh Chang'e-4 as it completed its landing 

    China's lunar lander has beamed back stunning images from the far side of the moon.

    Chang'e-4's 360° lens captured the Yutu-2 - or Jade Rabbit 2 - rover in front of the grey moonscape and reveals the potholed surface and barren expanse of land inside the the mysterious Von Kármán crater at the lunar south pole.

    Pictures posted on Chinese social media also reveal Chang'e-4, and its rover, Yutu-2, have taken images of each other.

    This celestial photoshoot gives an astonishing look at the tandem of cutting-edge machinery that China is using to explore the previously unknown region.

    Eternally immortalised tracks left from Yutu-2's maiden voyage away from Chang'e-4 on January 4 can also be seen snaking over the untouched surface.

    Jade Rabbit 2 entered 'nap' mode after the initial landing in order to survive the blistering 200°C (390°F) lunar daytime which lasts for 14 Earth days.

    It was stirred from its forced slumber yesterday as the brutal temperatures subside ahead of the transition to a 300-hour-long lunar night.

    Footage has also emerged of a first-person look at the final approach of Chang'e-4 as it completed its pioneering landing on the tempestuous terrain of the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin, the largest and deepest impact crater in the solar system.

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    China's lunar probe has sent the first panoramic image (left half, pictured) of its landing site since its historic arrival on the far side of the moon, showing the cratered landscape it is exploring. A camera deployed on Chang'e-4 took a photo that was released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) 

    China's lunar probe has sent the first panoramic image (left half, pictured) of its landing site since its historic arrival on the far side of the moon, showing the cratered landscape it is exploring. A camera deployed on Chang'e-4 took a photo that was released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA)

    The panoramic image (right half, pictured) also reveals the Yutu-2 rover and its tracks. The tracks will never be removed from the lunar surface as there is no wind or atmosphere to blow or erode them away

    The panoramic image (right half, pictured) also reveals the Yutu-2 rover and its tracks. The tracks will never be removed from the lunar surface as there is no wind or atmosphere to blow or erode them away

    The picture shows the grey moonscape, the lander and the rover with the track marks it left behind. The image is a circular, 360-degree shot (pictured), which scientists used to create another wide panoramic picture 

    The picture shows the grey moonscape, the lander and the rover with the track marks it left behind. The image is a circular, 360-degree shot (pictured), which scientists used to create another wide panoramic picture

    A statement from the Chinese space agency, CNSA, said: 'Researchers have completed the preliminary analysis of the lunar surface topography around the landing site based on the image taken by the landing camera.'

    Chang'e-4, the Yutu-2 and the Queqiao relay satellite that beams data back to Earth are all 'in a stable condition, and all work was carried out as planned,' the statement concluded.

    A post from the Yutu-2 rover's social media account on Chinese microblogging website Weibo on January 11 at 11:22 Beijing time read: 'Would you like to take a 360-degree moon walk? Here is a high-resolution panoramic photo of the moon taken by my fourth sister.

  • 'Just now, my fourth sister looked around and captured the environment around us with a ring-shaped topographic camera, which included me, can you see?'

    China's communist party has since issued a statement praising the endeavour which marks the first time the secretive government has formally recognised the mission's success.

    It was reported by China Central Television Station and read: 'The central committee of the Community Party of China, State Council and Central Military Commission send messages of congratulation to the successful completion of the Chang'e 4 moon-probing project.'

    Pictures posted on social media have also revealed that both the lander, Chang'e-4, and the rover, Yutu-2, have taken images of the other. This celestial photoshoot gives an astonishing look at the machinery China is currently operating on the far side of the moon. Pictured, Chang'e-4

    Pictures posted on social media have also revealed that both the lander, Chang'e-4, and the rover, Yutu-2, have taken images of the other. This celestial photoshoot gives an astonishing look at the machinery China is currently operating on the far side of the moon. Pictured, Chang'e-4

    Jade-Rabbit 2 (pictured) was snapped by the much larger Chang'e-4 lander. Solar panels and a small Chinese flag can be seen on the machinery as well as its tracks which reveal it was spun around by its six independently-operated wheels just for the picture 

    Jade-Rabbit 2 (pictured) was snapped by the much larger Chang'e-4 lander. Solar panels and a small Chinese flag can be seen on the machinery as well as its tracks which reveal it was spun around by its six independently-operated wheels just for the picture

    A post from the Yutu-2 rover's social media account on Chinese microblogging website Weibo on January 11 at 11:22 Beijing time read: 'Would you like to take a 360-degree moon walk? Here is a high-resolution panoramic photo of the moon taken by my fourth sister' (pictured)

    A post from the Yutu-2 rover's social media account on Chinese microblogging website Weibo on January 11 at 11:22 Beijing time read: 'Would you like to take a 360-degree moon walk? Here is a high-resolution panoramic photo of the moon taken by my fourth sister' (pictured)

    Footage has also emerged of a first-person look at the final approach of Chang'e-4 as it completed its pioneering landing on the tempestuous terrain in the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin, the largest and deepest impact crater in the solar system

    Footage has also emerged of a first-person look at the final approach of Chang'e-4 as it completed its pioneering landing on the tempestuous terrain in the South Pole-Aitken (SPA) Basin, the largest and deepest impact crater in the solar system

    The newly released footage shows the final approach covering the final five  miles (8km) of the mission before it touched down (pictured). The stunning video has been released following formal recognition of the Chang'e-4 mission's success form the communist political party earlier today 

    The newly released footage shows the final approach covering the final five  miles (8km) of the mission before it touched down (pictured). The stunning video has been released following formal recognition of the Chang'e-4 mission's success form the communist political party earlier today

    The mission took a brief hiatus after landing to allow the machinery on Yutu-2 to shutdown and withstand the brutal lunar day.

    Moon's lunar day lasts for the equivalent of 14 Earth days and the lack of an atmosphere means the heat is relentless and unabated, unlike on Earth.

    Yutu-2 updated its Weibo account yesterday and the post read: 'Noon nap is over. [It's time to] get up and stretch my legs.'

    The rover then resumed activities, which included taking a picture of the front side of the lander and exploration missions.

    China's lunar rover got back to work on the far side of the moon after waking from a five-day hibernation, its official social media page announced yesterday 

    China's lunar rover got back to work on the far side of the moon after waking from a five-day hibernation, its official social media page announced yesterday

    Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit 2, has its own social media account and posted on January 10: 'Noon nap is over. [It's time to] get up and stretch my legs' (pictured) 

    Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit 2, has its own social media account and posted on January 10: 'Noon nap is over. [It's time to] get up and stretch my legs' (pictured)

    Yutu-2 has a host of instruments and will be powered by solar panels.  Unlike the similar probe on-board the Chang'e-3 mission this rover has no robotic arm. It announced afterwards it will be taking a 'nap' to protect against the sun's immense heat on the moon 

    Yutu-2 has a host of instruments and will be powered by solar panels.  Unlike the similar probe on-board the Chang'e-3 mission this rover has no robotic arm. It announced afterwards it will be taking a 'nap' to protect against the sun's immense heat on the moon

    Another Weibo user, a Twitter-like microblogging site used in China, said: 'Your nap is so long.'

    Another added: 'If you don't get up now, your turnip will be snatched by the aliens.'

    Twitter is blocked by the Chinese government but microblogging site Weibo is popular in the country and the posts from Yutu-2 have been made there.

    The social media account followed up the announcement with a flippant tweet yesterday explaining why the stars were not visible in the images of Yutu-2 from Chang'e-4.

    It read: 'Good evening. These few days I have seen so many stars.

    'The moon is a place suitable for star-watching. No matter it's day or night, the sky is always pitch black. Without the interruption of an atmosphere, the stars are light spots that don't twinkle.

    'A day on the moon is more than 600 hours (about 27 earth days). It takes a star half a day to travel from one side of the horizon to the other.

    'So I can look at one star continuously for more than 300 hours.

    'The picture taken by my fourth sister (Chang'e 4), because the light ratio is too high, some details have gone missing. You cannot see the starry sky that I have seen. I'll draw it for you.'

    The social media account follower up the announcement with a flippant tweet explaining why the stars were not visible in the images of Yutu-2 from Chang'e-4.It read: 'The picture taken by my fourth sister (Chang’e-4), because the light ratio is too high, some details have gone missing. You cannot see the starry sky that I have seen. I’ll draw it for you' (pictured)

    The social media account follower up the announcement with a flippant tweet explaining why the stars were not visible in the images of Yutu-2 from Chang'e-4.It read: 'The picture taken by my fourth sister (Chang'e-4), because the light ratio is too high, some details have gone missing. You cannot see the starry sky that I have seen. I'll draw it for you' (pictured)

    China's space agency has said the mission 'lifted the mysterious veil' from the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, and 'opened a new chapter in human lunar exploration'.

    Experts say that the craft will not be able to function indefinitely and may only be able to operate for as little as one day.

    'Of course, it's never going to leave the Moon, so the question is really how long it can remain operational,' said Professor Ian Crawford from the department of Earth and planetary sciences at Birkbeck College London

    'I suspect they will hope for at least one lunar day - 14 Earth days - after which, if it is still working, it will have to hibernate during the 14-day lunar night because it is solar powered, and hopefully wake up again afterwards.

    'That is a tall order because the lunar night is so cold - about -180°C (-292°F).'

    A post from January 5 at 9:42pm GMT on the official account of the Yutu Lunar Rover explained why the rover went into 'nap' mode for the first time on January 5.

    It said: 'Ya, it's getting hot here.

    'Right now, the back of the moon has entered the day time, there is no atmosphere to block the heat and the temperature will reach 200°C.

    'In order to protect important parts and avoid extreme condition, I have to take a siesta for a while.'

    Yutu-2 rover explained how it would survive the harsh conditions on the barren surface of the moon after announcing the need for its rest.

    'My masters have given me thick insulating components. My golden jacket could reflect strong light,' it continued.

    'There are variable heat conduction pipes, controllable two-phase electric fluidic circuits, etc. and they can control my temperature to under 55°C.

    '(I must feel proud that even the small Chinese flag on my chest can withstand high temperatures! There are no pictures, only an impression drawing. Here it is.)

    The post also provided some insight about the Chang'e-4 lander which brought the rover to the surface by referring to the much larger lander as its 'fourth sister'.

    It continued: '[Its] heat control abilities are stronger than mine. She will still carry out a series of surveying works during my siesta. You've been working hard.'

    Twitter is blocked by the Chinese government but microblogging site Weibo is popular in the country and the posts from Yutu-2 have been made there (pictured). A post from January 5 at 9:42pm GMT on the official account of the Yutu Lunar Rover read: 'Ya, it's getting hot here'

    Twitter is blocked by the Chinese government but microblogging site Weibo is popular in the country and the posts from Yutu-2 have been made there (pictured). A post from January 5 at 9:42pm GMT on the official account of the Yutu Lunar Rover read: 'Ya, it's getting hot here'

    Yutu-2's Weibo post explained that during the machine did not actually turn off during the mid-day snooze. It simply entered a standby mode.

    In this form it was charged up via solar panels, added to its 'diary', sent monitoring footage and provided readers with stories about the moon.

    The post finished: 'I didn't expect to take a break after working only for one day, but it's an important mission to protect oneself.

    'Master, remember to wake me up early when the work starts again.'

    Zhang Yuhua, deputy chief commander of the mission, told Chinese state media: 'After that, the rover will go to its planned area and start a series of scientific exploration projects in the Von Kármán crater as planned by scientists.'

    Jade Rabbit 2 weighs 308lbs (139kg) and has six individually powered wheels so it can continue to operate even if one wheel fails. It rolled on to the lunar surface from the lander via two ramps and will explore the Von Karman crater in the southern region of the far side of the moon 

    Jade Rabbit 2 weighs 308lbs (139kg) and has six individually powered wheels so it can continue to operate even if one wheel fails. It rolled on to the lunar surface from the lander via two ramps and will explore the Von Karman crater in the southern region of the far side of the moon

    It is expected that after a few days activity the lander will once again engage 'nap mode' to prepare for the lunar night.

    This period of time lasts for 14 days and can see temperatures plummet to a frigid -180°C (-292°F).

    The Yutu-2 - or Jade Rabbit 2 - rover drove off its lander's ramp and onto the exterior of the moon's far side at 10:22pm Beijing time (2:22 pm GMT) on January 3, about 12 hours after the Chinese spacecraft carrying it came to rest.

    China's space agency later posted a photos online, revealing the lunar rover several yards away from the spacecraft.

    The tracks it makes on the surface of the moon will be forever immortalised and will never be lost as there is no wind on the moon due to its lack of an atmosphere.

    By 5pm Beijing time (9am GMT) the three 15-foot long antennaes on Chang'e-4 had also been fully unfurled to enable the low-frequency radio spectrometre to begin work.

    Jade Rabbit 2 has six individually powered wheels so it can continue to operate even if one wheel fails.

    It can climb a 20-degree hill or an obstacle up to eight inches (20cm) tall and its maximum speed is said to be 220 yards (200 metres) per hour.

    The pioneering rover is five feet (1.5 metres) long and about 3 feet (one metre) wide and tall, with two foldable solar panels and six wheels.

    Yutu-2 and its accompanying lander will carry out mineral, biological and radiation tests ahead of a future base that China hopes to build on the moon.

    There have been numerous landings on the moon as a result of the 20th century space race between the US and the USSR - including the famed Apollo 11 mission which saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans on the moon. After Luna 24  landed on August 18 the next lunar landing was the Chinese mission Chang'e-3 on December 14, 2013. Chang'e-4 is the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon 

    There have been numerous landings on the moon as a result of the 20th century space race between the US and the USSR - including the famed Apollo 11 mission which saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans on the moon. After Luna 24  landed on August 18 the next lunar landing was the Chinese mission Chang'e-3 on December 14, 2013. Chang'e-4 is the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon

    The mission is formed of three basic parts - the rover, the lander and the relay satellite. They will work in unison to study, analyse and send information back to the scientists on Earth

    The mission is formed of three basic parts - the rover, the lander and the relay satellite. They will work in unison to study, analyse and send information back to the scientists on Earth

    Results of these experiments could lead to new understandings of the challenges faced by settlers who may one day colonise our natural satellite.

    'It's a small step for the rover, but one giant leap for the Chinese nation,' Wu Weiren, the chief designer of the Lunar Exploration Project, told state broadcaster CCTV.

    'This giant leap is a decisive move for our exploration of space and the conquering of the universe.'

    The rover is equipped with a variety of scientific instruments to help it analyse the surface of the moon, including a panoramic and infrared camera, ground-penetrating radar and a low-frequency radio spectrometer.

    Professor Crawford added: 'While operational, it will rove around studying the composition of rocks, and the sub-surface using its ground-penetrating radar.

    'It will just be left on the Moon once it ceases to function, unless one day it is collected and brought back to a museum.'

    The rover will use its panoramic camera to identify interesting locations and its Visible and Near-Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (VNIS) will help analyse minerals in the crater.

    This includes what scientists call 'ejecta' - rocks that have churned up from deep to the surface from impacts meteors.

    Its Lunar Penetrating Radar (LPR) instrument will take a look down into the depths of the moon with a maximum vertical distance of approximately 300 feet (100 metres).

    The rover is equipped with a variety of scientific instruments to help it analyse the surface of the moon, including a panoramic and infrared camera, ground-penetrating radar and a low-frequency radio spectrometer

    The rover is equipped with a variety of scientific instruments to help it analyse the surface of the moon, including a panoramic and infrared camera, ground-penetrating radar and a low-frequency radio spectrometer

    A never-before-seen 'close range' image taken by the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e-4 of the surface of the far side of the moon. It appears to take on a reddish hue in some of the images released by China, an effect of the lights used by the probe

    A never-before-seen 'close range' image taken by the Chinese spacecraft Chang'e-4 of the surface of the far side of the moon. It appears to take on a reddish hue in some of the images released by China, an effect of the lights used by the probe

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