China lands Jade Rabbit rover on moon

China has become only the third country to complete a rover landing - the first for 37 years - on the moon.

Its Jade Rabbit rover managed the first "soft landing" since 1976 on Saturday and is on a three-month mission in search of natural resources.

Scientists burst into applause as a computer-generated image representing the Chang'e 3 spacecraft carrying the solar-powered robot was seen touching down via screens in Beijing.

China has now taken a big step towards becoming a global player in space.

Its aim is to put a man on the moon by 2025.

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