Chang'e I captures pictures of moon's polar areas

Updated: 2008-01-31 11:41

BEIJING - China's first lunar probe, Chang'e I, has successfully captured pictures of the moon's polar areas, the Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense said on Thursday.

The satellite has been carrying out explorations for nearly three months since it entered the orbit which is about 200 kilometers above the moon on November 7.

China published the first picture of the moon captured by the satellite on November 26.

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