China's first moon rover, Yutu, or Jade Rabbit, and the lander took photos of each other on the moon's surface Sunday night, a day after the country completed its first lunar soft landing.
At about 11:42 p.m. Beijing Time, the six-wheeled moon rover moved to a spot about 9 meters to the north of the lander and the photographing began.
Yutu separated from the lander early on Sunday, several hours after Chang'e-3 lunar probe soft-landed on the moon's surface at 9:11 p.m. on Saturday.
Yutu will survey the moon's geological structure and surface substances and look for natural resources for three months, while the lander will conduct in-situ exploration at the landing site for one year.
(Xinhua News Agency December 15, 2013)