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How about that!

On December 14 China became only the third nation in history to make a soft landing on the Moon. It is 37 years since the last space craft reached the lunar surface.

China's Chang'e 3 Moon Lander carried its Yutu lunar Rover which will explore the surface and send pictures back to earth. The two modules will take pictures of each other. It is hoped that the exploration will advance space science for peaceful purposes and 'for people around the world'.