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China's moon rover to separate from lander in hours

Updated: 2013-12-15 00:30
( Xinhua)

BEIJING - China's first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, will separate from the lander early on Sunday, several hours after the Chang'e-3 probe soft-landed on the lunar surface.

Chang'e-3 landed on the moon's Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, at about 9:12 pm Saturday, making China the third country in the world to carry out such a rover mission after the United States and former Soviet Union.