Monday, December 17, 2007

China's space progam makes great leap forward-into forgery

The country launched its first lunar probe, the Chang'e 1 (named after the Chinese Moon Goddess), in October and released a photo featuring a patch of grey moon surface splotched with craters last week, hailing the mission as a "complete success".

But some Chinese Internet users have questioned its originality after comparing it with an almost identical lunar image from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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