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        12/1/2013, Kislev 28, 5774

      China Launches Unmanned Lunar Probe


      China, tonight (Sunday), has launched its unmanned lunar probe and rover, Chang'e 3, according to a report by the Xinhua Chinese news agency.

      The probe is scheduled to land in mid-December on the moon's surface. Upon landing, the probe will release a rover equipped with four cameras and two legs. which will be able to dig up soil samples. It will make the first time in history that a probe will be able to place a telescope on the moon's surface which will be able to view the Earth.

      The unmanned Chinese probe is the third probe to ever make a soft landing on the moon, preceded only by the US and the Soviet Union (Russia).