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China Publishes High-resolution Full Moon Map
SOURCE: Xinhua     UPDATED: 2012-02-06
BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- China on Monday published a set of full coverage of moon map and moon images with a resolution of seven meters captured by the country's second moon orbiter, the Chang'e-2.

This is the first time in the world to obtain and publish the 100 percent coverage of moon images with the resolution of seven meters or better, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence said in a statement.

The satellite is now orbiting the second Lagrange Point (L2) more than 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth.