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Artist's impression of the descent and landing of the Soviet Luna-17 lunar probe. Luna-17 was launched on 10 November 1970 and landed on the moon on 17 November. It carried an unmanned lunar roving vehicle, Lunokhod, which was driven around by radio commands from controllers on Earth and took photographs of the Moon's surface.
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