Chang'e 3 is a Chinese soft-landing moon mission. It features a moon lander (Chang'e 3) and a moon rover (Yutu).
|Fig. 1 (left) the artist's impression of the moon goddess Chang'e; (right) a yutu or a jade rabbit|
The rabbit was actually a different myth regarding the moon shadow. Later on, the two myths merged and the rabbit became Chang'e's pet.羿請不死之藥於西王母，姮娥竊而食之，不知不死之藥所由生也。 《淮南子二十二卷》
|Fig. 2, the ancients' impression of the lunar shadow as a rabbit.|
|Fig. 2 the designated landing area.|
|Fig. 3, Chang'E 3 mission shown together with the historical luna missions.|