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China publishes high-resolution map of the entire Moon

China publishes high-resolution map of the entire Moon

February 7, 2012 - BEIJING - On Monday China revealed a set of entire coverage of moon map and moon images with a very high resolution of 7 meters captured by the country's 2nd moon orbiter, the Chang'e-2.

The map and photos released by the State Administration of Science, Technological innovation and Market for National Defence (SASTIND) are the world's best-resolution lunar images actually published that cover all of the moon, explained Liu Dongkui, deputy chief commander of China's lunar probe project.

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China Releases 'World's Highest' Resolution Pictures of Moon

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