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See China’s Chang’e 3 spacecraft touching down on lunar soil

China’s mission to the moon came to a successful conclusion over the weekend and there is footage floating about of the landing itself, taken from the Chang’e 3 spacecraft that touched down on Saturday night.

The video above was captured by China’s lander on approach to the touchdown zone. You’ll see sections of the moon’s landscape before the craft hovers and then settles on the lunar surface.

China’s rover, Yutu, has reportedly activated five of its eight instruments already and is ready to begin analysing the soil found on Earth’s satellite.

Source: PopSci

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