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Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander 125

Posted by timothy
from the ok-but-where's-the-starbucks? dept.
Taco Cowboy writes "Perhaps it's not much, but China has released a panoramic view of the moonscape where their lander has landed. They 'stitched' up some 60 photos taken by 3 cameras on the Chang'e 3 lander, taken from 3 different angles — Vertical, 15 degrees up, and 15 degrees down. From the picture, there is a significant sized crater is seen, several meters wide, off to the left of Yutu, the (jade rabbit) moon rover, and located only about 10 meters away from the Chang'e-3 lander."
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Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander

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  • by Bradmont (513167) on Thursday December 26, 2013 @10:08AM (#45787383)
    Yea, like, couldn't they, like, just stick an iPhone on that thing, LOL?!?
  • by MachineShedFred (621896) on Thursday December 26, 2013 @10:09AM (#45787387) Journal

    It's right there, on the lens, blurring everything!

  • by mwissel (869864) on Thursday December 26, 2013 @10:15AM (#45787423) Homepage

    Because it won't have signal up there, stupid.

  • by mu51c10rd (187182) on Thursday December 26, 2013 @10:26AM (#45787471)

    Wow, the Gobi desert looks eerily familiar to the Nevada desert...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 26, 2013 @10:45AM (#45787583)

    Yup, I did the calculations and it would be very close to $20,000. The weight of the device would add ~$10 to the total cost of fuel required, plus $100 to buy the iPhone itself and $19,890 over 2 years for the contract to get an iPhone subsidised down to $100 in the first place.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 26, 2013 @11:06AM (#45787669)

    And I'm sure China didn't pay for the license.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 26, 2013 @11:12AM (#45787707)

    Try it, it looks sharper if you squint your eyes.

  • by number6x (626555) on Thursday December 26, 2013 @11:19AM (#45787745)

    You left out the roaming charges.

  • by sconeu (64226) on Thursday December 26, 2013 @01:43PM (#45788627) Homepage Journal

    It amazes me that so many allegedly "educated" people have fallen so quickly and so hard for a fraudulent fabrication of such laughable proportions. The very idea that a gigantic ball of rock happens to orbit our planet, showing itself in neat, four-week cycles -- with the same side facing us all the time -- is ludicrous. Furthermore, it is an insult to common sense and a damnable affront to intellectual honesty and integrity. That people actually believe it is evidence that the liberals have wrested the last vestiges of control of our public school system from decent, God-fearing Americans (as if any further evidence was needed! Daddy's Roommate? God Almighty!)

    Documentaries such as Enemy of the State have accurately portrayed the elaborate, byzantine network of surveillance satellites that the liberals have sent into space to spy on law-abiding Americans. Equipped with technology developed by Handgun Control, Inc., these satellites have the ability to detect firearms from hundreds of kilometers up. That's right, neighbors .. the next time you're out in the backyard exercising your Second Amendment rights, the liberals will see it! These satellites are sensitive enough to tell the difference between a Colt .45 and a .38 Special! And when they detect you with a firearm, their computers cross-reference the address to figure out your name, and then an enormous database housed at Berkeley is updated with information about you.

    Of course, this all works fine during the day, but what about at night? Even the liberals can't control the rotation of the Earth to prevent nightfall from setting in (only Joshua was able to ask for that particular favor!) That's where the "moon" comes in. Powered by nuclear reactors, the "moon" is nothing more than an enormous balloon, emitting trillions of candlepower of gun-revealing light. Piloted by key members of the liberal community, the "moon" is strategically moved across the country, pointing out those who dare to make use of their God-given rights at night!

    Yes, I know this probably sounds paranoid and preposterous, but consider this. Despite what the revisionist historians tell you, there is no mention of the "moon" anywhere in literature or historical documents -- anywhere -- before 1950. That is when it was initially launched. When President Josef Kennedy, at the State of the Union address, proclaimed "We choose to go to the moon", he may as well have said "We choose to go to the weather balloon." The subsequent faking of a "moon" landing on national TV was the first step in a long history of the erosion of our constitutional rights by leftists in this country. No longer can we hide from our government when the sun goes down.

  • by Alsee (515537) on Thursday December 26, 2013 @06:38PM (#45791153) Homepage

    Those roaming charges are going to be....


He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.