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Chinese Mission Ushers in New Era of Lunar Exploration

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Science  29 Nov 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6162, pp. 1026
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6162.1026

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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.

  • * Jane Qiu is a writer in Beijing.

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