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Dec 20, 2020

NASA’s spacecraft spots China’s Chang’e 5 lander on the moon

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NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of China’s Chang’e 5 lander on the moon just hours after its historic landing.

The Chang’e 5 lander set down on the lunar surface last Tuesday, Dec. 1. Thanks to China’s prompt release of the stunning Chang’e 5 landing video, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team were able to locate the roughly 4-ton spacecraft in Oceanus Procellarum, the “Ocean of Storms,” and prepare for when LRO would pass overhead the next day.

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