All Hail China!
This is China’s Chang’e 3 landing on the Moon over the weekend.
China has now joined the very select club of just 3 nations who have landed on the Moon and this was the first soft landing for 37 years. Just under 3 minutes in the lander rotates to begin its vertical descent onto Sinus Iridum. You can see Moon dust being blown around just before landing.
The 6 wheeled Jade Rabbit (Yutu) lunar rover has now rolled onto the surface and will soon start analysing the lunar regolith.
A big weekend for China!