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An article entitled "Geologic characteristics of the Chang'E-3 exploration region"was published online for SCIENCE CHINA Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy on January 21, 2014.

The other day, as we were going through tapes from Lunar Orbiter IV we came across a picture of the Earth and the Moon - one that was not instantly familiar to us.

The Active Particle-induced X-ray Spectrometer (APXS), carried by the Yutu rover of the Chang'e-3 satellite got its first X-ray fluorescence spectrum of lunar regolith around the landing site on December 25, 2013.

LRO Locates Chang'e-3 On The Moon

Chang'e 3 landed on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) just east of a 450 m diameter impact crater on 14 December 2013.

Much of the world was watching the Chang'e 3 landing in northern Mare Imbrium at 13:10 UTC Dec. 14, 2013. NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) was watching too.

Laser Demonstration on LADEE Completed

The completion of the 30-day Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration or LLCD mission has revealed that the possibility of expanding broadband capabilities in space using laser communications is as bright as expected.

NASA has issued a new visualization of the events leading to one of the iconic photographs of the 20th Century - Earth rising over the moon captured by the crew of the Apollo 8 mission.

On 19 November 2013, the first image ever taken of the Earth rising over the Moon's surface in 1966 was sent back to the Moon.

Video of Chang'e-3 Descent and Landing

This video shows the descent and landing of China's Chang'e-3 on the Moon yesterday.

Update: The Yutu rover has been deployed and is driving on the lunar surface.

When China's Chang'e-3 makes a soft landing on the Moon on 14 December, ESA tracking stations will record crucial radio signals.

The Moon as seen by the crew aboard the International Space Station.

When NASA's Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second)

Researchers from Brown University and the University of Hawaii have found some mineralogical surprises in the Moon's largest impact crater.

China's Chang'e-3 Heads For The Moon

China's Chang'e-3 lunar rover Yutu ("Jade rabbit") left Earth today aboard a Long March IIIB rocket today. Liftoff occurred at 12:30 pm EST from Xichang launch facility in in China's Sichuan province.

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is ready to begin collecting science data about the Moon.

Scientists using data from the lunar-orbiting twins of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission are gaining new insight into how the face of the moon received its rugged good looks. A report on the asymmetric distribution of lunar impact basins is published in this week's edition of the journal Science.

NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) has made history using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles between the moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps).

On 9 October 2013 at 5:31 pm PDT (10 Oct 00:31 UTC) NASA's LADEE spacecraft played back a recording of someone talking from lunar orbit. The person speaking was Mike Wargo, a NASA scientist who had died several months earlier.

High resolution imagery from the Lunar Orbiter program, forgotten for nearly 50 years, has been retrieved from original data tapes.

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