Mimetic diagram: Chang'e-3 enters orbit closer to moon
                     English.news.cn | 2013-12-11 09:57:55 | Editor: An

 China's lunar probe Chang'e-3 entered an orbit closer to the moon on Dec. 10, 2013. (Xinhua)

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BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's lunar probe Chang'e-3 entered an orbit closer to the moon on Tuesday night.

Following an order from the Beijing Aerospace Control Center, the probe descended from the 100 km-high lunar circular orbit to an elliptical orbit with its nearest point about 15 km away from the moon's surface, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense said in a statement. Full story

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