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Chinese rover to land in Sinus Iridum Dec 14th!

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#1 aa6ww

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:47 AM

Sinus Iridum is a very large area on the moon and easy to see even in a very small scope. It should spark some interest to observe since the little Rover from China will be "attempting" to land there this Saturday, Dec 14th.

Give it a peek sometime, to see whats going on out there. The moon gets neglected sometimes by many astronomers, but is very fun to observe.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:42 AM

Possibly near Laplace A - this area was imaged in high resolution by Chang E 2 & some of the instrumentation on the rover looks as though it would be ideal for investigating the wrinkle ridges in this area.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:24 PM

Where might we go on the Internet to see a live stream as the Sara cones in from the landing? Id like to watch this unfold.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:25 AM

Where might we go on the Internet to see a live stream as the Sara cones in from the landing? Id like to watch this unfold.

You might try the Chinese news channel which you can probably receive on your satellite TV ... apparently they're making a Big Thing of this landing, giving it the sort of coverage which we used to for the early Apollo missions.

There's a good site (in english) here.






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