China’s National Space Administration has released photos taken by the Yutu rover on the moon. There is also video footage of the Chang’e 3 lander’s descent, and you can see in the video (below) when it comes to a full stop about 50 meters above the surface of the moon for a quick photo survey.
The rover, also called the Jade Rabbit rover, emerged from the Chang’e 3 after landing. The photos show the lander and the rover, plus a little bit of the moon’s surface. Yutu will collect samples and send data to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center over the next three months. [Digg, LiveLeak, China Space Facebook]