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Yutu Route Map
Phil Stooke
post Jun 11 2014, 11:03 PM
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I have updated this map to include the newly named rock. I may change this as I learn more about it. Sites with squares are the main science sites (use of APXS or other instruments).

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Phil Stooke
post Sep 24 2014, 11:39 PM
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I have just been to a meeting with Long Xiao in which he showed results from a paper submitted but not yet accepted. It contains a wonderful route map which I will use to update mine (giving accurate dates at the various stops in Day 2, for instance) as well as several unofficial crater names. There are other very good results including a fascinating interpretation of the ground-penetrating radar data.

I will post an updated version of my map when the new one becomes public.

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post Oct 21 2014, 07:00 PM
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been reading a few papers presented at this year's IAC congress. according to this one: A Priority Method of cruise direction for the Lunar Rover Yutu traveled a total of 118.9 m. the paper also includes a route map
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Phil Stooke
post Nov 24 2014, 07:03 PM
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This is a version of my route map (route still needs to be updated) with the new feature names just published in this paper:

http://www.raa-journal.org/raa/index.php/r...ticle/view/1962

The names are Chinese traditional names for constellations. The big crater west of the landing site is 'Purple Palace', a name for a region of the sky.

These are not the same names I referred to a few posts above. I will say more about them as soon as I see them again.

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post Nov 24 2014, 07:56 PM
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"Celestial Cereals"? That's what I eat every morning. laugh.gif
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post Nov 24 2014, 09:40 PM
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What wonderful, poetic names!
And of course extending the Mare analogy, why wouldn't a crater be a pool, well or spring?
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post Nov 24 2014, 09:50 PM
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Here's a guide to the new names.

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Phil Stooke
post Nov 25 2014, 12:15 AM
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This map adds the names and updates the route to take the most recent maps into account. A reminder - I still don't know the exact dates of stops near the end of the route. The dates I give are only guesses.

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post Nov 25 2014, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Nov 25 2014, 01:15 AM) *
...A reminder - I still don't know the exact dates of stops near the end of the route. The dates I give are only guesses. Phil

Phil, anyway : this is a GREAT map ! Thanks, thanks so much for sharing this very nice work with us
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Phil Stooke
post Jan 12 2016, 06:41 PM
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I am revising and extending my old Moon book, and just did some work on Chang'E 3. This and some recent publications allow me to revise the route map, and now I am confident I do have the dates correct... though there is still some uncertainty about whether some dates correspond to Beijing time or Universal Time. So here is probably the last update of this thread.

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The Chinese names come mostly from a mission overview paper in Space Science Reviews:

Li, C. et al, 2015. The Chang’e 3 Mission Overview. Space Science Reviews, v. 190, pp. 85-101.



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