|Where has the Yutu rover been on the Moon?
Arriving in 2013 mid-December,
the Chinese Yutu robotic rover
has spent some of the past month and a half exploring
Mare Imbrium on
Because it uses
solar power, the mechanical
Jade Rabbit goes into
sleep mode to endure the two-week long lunar night.
Pictured above is a digitally created time-lapse composite panorama
showing the region surrounding the
Chang'e 3 lander,
capturing the desk-sized rover in three positions.
On the far right, Yutu is seen heading south to investigate
pastures, likely never to return to its lander again.
Kenneth Kremer & Marco Di Lorenzo