First High-Quality Moon Panorama Since The Apollo 17 In 1972

First High-Quality Moon Panorama Since The Apollo 17 In 1972


At last, a good panorama from China’s Chang’e 3 lander. It shows a three-step time-lapse of the Jade Rabbit robotic rover heading south, getting away from its mothership “likely never to return again”.

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First high quality moon panorama since the Apollo 17 in 1972

Here’s one of the latest high quality panoramas from a lunar mission: A near 360-degree view from the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package, part of the Apollo 17 mission launched in 1972.

First high quality moon panorama since the Apollo 17 in 1972