Chang’e-4 from LRO (January 30, 2019)

Chang'e-4 from LRO (January 30, 2019)

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter took these photos on January 30, 2019. China’s lunar lander Chang’e 4 which achieved the first soft landing on the far side of the Moon and its surroundings in Von Kármán crater can be seen in the images.

Arrows indicate position of Chang’e 4 lander on the floor of Von Kármán crater. The sharp crater behind and to the left of the landing site is 3900 meters across (12,800 feet) and 600 meters (1970 feet) deep. Image was shrunk by more than a factor of ten. LROC NAC M1303521387LR [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

This is a resized image. Original full-size photos (in .tiff format) can be downloaded from the LRO official website by Arizona State University.

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