China's National Space Agency, January 11, 2019, releases 360-degree panoramic photos with a camera installed on China's Chang Camera were taken. e-4 Moon probe (cylindrical projection). The Chinese Chang'e-4 probe took panoramic shots of the lunar surface after successfully landing the first soft landing on the other side of the moon. (Xinhua / China National Space Administration)
BEIJING, January 11 (Xinhua) – The Chinese Chang'e-4 probe took panoramic pictures on the lunar surface after it had made the first soft landing on the opposite side of the Moon.
On Friday, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) released the 360-degree panorama images taken by a camera installed on the lander.
The images were sent back via the Queqiao relay satellite. It works around the second Lagrange point of the Earth-Moon system and is about 455,000 km from Earth, where it can see both the Earth and the other side of the Moon.
Scientists have made a preliminary analysis of the terrain surrounding the probe and the landform according to the panoramic images.
The Chang & # 39; e-4 probe set up the Von Karman crater in the South Pole Aitken Basin on the morning of January 3, and the Yutu-2 lunar rover drove late on the lunar surface that night.
The rover then took a "nap" as solar radiation raised the temperature on the lunar surface to over 1
The Lander, the Rover and the Relay satellite are in good condition, said CNSA.