China's Jade Rabbit rover rolls onto Moon
China's robotic Jade Rabbit lunar rover has driven off its landing module and on to the Moon's surface.
The robotic vehicle rolled down a ramp lowered by the lander and on to the volcanic plain known as Sinus Iridum.
The six-wheeled rover carries a sophisticated payload, including ground-penetrating radar which will gather measurements of the lunar soil and crust.
Helen Fawkes reports.
15 Dec 2013
- From the section Science & Environment