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January 10, 2019

Earthrise 2018: The Chinese View

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Above, the Earth as seen from the Longjiang-2 satellite, in lunar orbit.

The Arabian peninsula, flanked by the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, is clearly visible.

The satellite was launched from China's Xichang Space Center on May 20, 2018.

The photo was transmitted in early June, 2018.

On January 3, 2019, China succeeded in landing a rover on the far side of the moon, the first time this has ever been accomplished.

I've written it here before and I'll reiterate my prediction: the first human to walk on Mars will be Chinese, around the year 2035.

That person is currently in grad school.

January 10, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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