Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
Take advantage of Black Friday with 15% off sitewide with coupon code "BLACKFRIDAY" on Slashdot Deals (some exclusions apply)". ×

Submission + - China's Chang'E 2 Succeeds in Thrilling Asteroid Flyby (

Zothecula writes: China has now joined the very select group of countries to have succeeded in carrying out an interplanetary probe mission. According to reports from China's official news agency Xinhua, the Chang'E 2 probe passed a mere 3.2 km (2 miles) from the near-Earth asteroid Toutatis at 8:30:09 GMT on December 13, making it the closest asteroid flyby to date ... and resulting in some remarkable photographs.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

China's Chang'E 2 Succeeds in Thrilling Asteroid Flyby

Comments Filter:

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it. -- C. Schulz