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China's moon rover, lander to photograph each other

Updated: 2013-12-15 21:14
( Xinhua)

BEIJING - China's first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, and the lander are scheduled to take photos of each other Sunday night, a move that will mark the complete success of the country's Chang'e-3 lunar probe mission.

Yutu separated from the lander early on Sunday, several hours after the Chang'e-3 probe soft-landed on the lunar surface at 9:11 p.m. on Saturday.

Yutu will survey the moon's geological structure and surface substances and look for natural resources for three months, while the lander will conduct in-situ exploration at the landing site for one year.