Deborah Jackson

Chinese Mission Ushers in New Era of Lunar Exploration

Featuring the first lunar rover in 40 years, Chang'e-3 is seen as an important milestone on China's quest to send a crewed mission to the moon by 2030. Its premier scientific instrument is a wide-angle extreme ultraviolet camera that will continuously observe Earth's plasmasphere and the tail of comet ISON.

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