Wednesday, February 08, 2012

China unveils highest-resolution moon map

China are showing who's the next superpower as they become a formidable force in the space race to colonise the moon and harvest its wealth.
Their Chang'e 2 orbitor (part of phase one of their moon program) successfully took photos of the moons surface in the highest resolution ever recorded - see video below.
I wonder what will happen once their rover makes it to the surface next year during Chang'e 3 (Phase 2) of their moon program?. Will they explore whats on the dark side of the moon?

As millions across the country celebrate the Lantern Festival, which marks the lunar year's first full moon, China's space program is unveiling something even more impressive.
On Feb. 6th, it released the world's highest-resolution map, detailing the lunar surface, which was captured by the country's second lunar orbiter, the Chang'e-2.
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Anonymous said...

No evidence of aliens to be seen?

Anonymous said...

what i hate about your site is when i went to the photos section [nice pics] but no info about where they were shot, state? country? etc.

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