Stunning photos of the Earth from the Moon: China’s lunar probe Chang’e-3 takes pictures of globe

Stunning pictures of the Earth from the moon. China’s probe Chang’e-3 has sent back thousands
of photos from the lunar service. The probe comprises of a lander and the moon rover “Yutu”
– which is named in tribute to Chinese folklore. The pictures were taken by extreme ultraviolet
cameras aboard the lander, which initially was just due to photograph the rover and the
moon’s surface. Apparently the Earth’s full face can only
be captured from the moon at midnight – but by then the lunar probe is usually switched
to sleep mode due to low temperatures there.


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