We’re staying with the moon this month. China’s Chang’e 5-T1 test orbiter, nicknamed “Xiaofei” (little flier), just returned to Earth after looping around the moon and taking some beautiful pictures — including this one from beyond the lunar far side. China plans to launch a sample-return mission in 2017. Meanwhile, it’s always good to see our pretty little blue world from afar.
(By the way, because we were late in creating this thread, there are some November posts on the October random thread, starting here.)