Photograph by Chinese Academy of Sciences, China National Space Administration /The Science and Application Center for Moon and Deepspace Exploration.

Now you can see the moon’s surface through the eyes of Chang’e-3, China’s lunar lander.

The Chang’e-3 lander discovered a new type of moon rock, and took thousands of high-resolution photos.

On December 14, 2013, the Chinese lander and rover landed touched down on the moon’s northern surface.

On December of 2013, the lander and Yutu, its piggybacking rover, landed on the moon’s northern Mare Imbrium. China is the third country ever to perform a soft landing on the lunar surface.

The Planetary Society recently amassed the photo collection of about 35 gigabytes of data.

Take a look at more of these amazing high-res images from the moon, posted by National Geographic.

 

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