Chang’e-1 map of the Moon

Language of nomenclature: Chinese


“BEIJING, Nov. 12 2008 (Xinhua) — Chinese scientists revealed the country’s first full map of the moon’s surface on Wednesday, more than a year after the launch of its first lunar probe, Chang’e-1. The picture of the moon surface, unveiled on Wednesday, covered the complete range of areas on the moon surface, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, which is in charge of the country’s moon program.” Source

China publishes its first full map of the moon surface in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 12, 2008, about a year after its first lunar probe — Chang’e-1 — was launched. (Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo)” Source

The map was donated to the National Museum for a permanent exhibition. Source

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