China’s lunar rover travels over 424 meters on moon’s far aspect

BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) — China’s lunar rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, has driven 424.455 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory. Both the lander and the rover of the Chang’e-4 probe have ended their work for the 16th lunar day, and switched to dormant mode…

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China’s lunar rover travels over 424 meters on moon’s some distance aspect

BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) — China’s lunar rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, has driven 424.455 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory. Both the lander and the rover of the Chang’e-4 probe have ended their work for the 16th lunar day, and switched to dormant mode…

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NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover to lift 10.9 mln names to Crimson Planet

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Xinhua) — Up to 10,932,295 people have submitted their names to ride aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover to Mars, according to a latest release of NASA. The names were stenciled by electron beam onto three fingernail-sized silicon chips, along with the essays of the 155 finalists in NASA’s “Name the Rover” contest. The…

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1st LD-Writethru: Newly realized asteroids execute discontinuance flybys of Earth

NANJING, March 25 (Xinhua) — An asteroid made a flyby of Earth earlier this week at a distance of about 144,000 km, the closest pass by a minor planet observed through telescopes, a Chinese observatory statement said. The asteroid called 2020 FL2 flew past Earth at 04:38 a.m. Beijing Time on March 23, according to…

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