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Chinese space probe flies by Toutatis

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

Chinese space probe flies by asteroid Toutatis


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BEIJING, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's space probe Chang'e-2 has successfully conducted a maneuver in which it flew by the asteroid Toutatis, about seven million km away from the Earth.

Travelling in deep space, Chang'e-2 made the flyby on Dec. 13 at 16:30:09 Beijing Time (08:30"09 GMT), the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced on Saturday.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

This is one of the first images of Toutatis released by the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA). They will release higher resolution images later.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 15 December 2012 - 11:27 PM, said:

This is one of the first images of Toutatis released by the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA). They will release higher resolution images later.

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What amazes me most is that fact the China was able to move the probe off it's lunar orbit to an exact position for this beautiful photograph.

I am simply floored!

Edited by RaptorBites, 15 December 2012 - 11:45 PM.

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