Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao unveils Chang’e-2 pictures

Xinhua reports the success of the Chang’e-2 mission.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Monday unveiled the first pictures of the moon’s Sinus Iridum, or Bay of Rainbows, marking the success of China’s Chang’e-2 lunar probe mission.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao attends an unveiling ceremony for pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridum, or Bay of Rainbows, taken and sent back by the Chang'e-2, China's second lunar probe, in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 8, 2010. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

The pictures were taken and sent back by the Chang’e-2, China’s second lunar probe, which was launched on October 1.

Chang’e-2 entered into its final 118 min orbit and formally started its mission of mapping the moon and preparing the way for Chang’e-3 on October 9th.

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