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China's Change'e-3 mission landed on the Moon on December 14, 2013.

It landed in the Sinus Iridum region and was the first unmanned soft landing on the Moon since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 sample return vehicle in 1976. The Chinese mission consisted of a lander and the rover Yutu (Jade Rabbit). Chang'e is a Chinese Moon goddess and Yutu was her pet.


Mona Evans
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