'One giant leap': China's Chang'e 4 rover Jade Rabbit 2 sets off on moon mission

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Project leader echoes Neil Armstrong’s quote after rover’s successful separation from lander

China’s space agency has posted the first photo of its Chang’e 4 lunar rover on the far side of the moon after its groundbreaking touchdown on Thursday.

The rover – named Yutu 2, or Jade Rabbit 2 – left the spacecraft, drove off a ramp and began making tracks on the moon’s surface at 10.22pm on Thursday, about 12 hours after Chang’e 4 landed.

Related: What could Chang’e 4 discover on far side of the moon?

Lunar rover of Chang’e 4 probe given the name ‘Yutu 2’ pic.twitter.com/lUw2CcSNBK

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