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Chinese now exploring the far side of the moon

Image Source: Business Insider

China successfully landed in the far side of the moon last Thursday, January 3rd. The Chang’e-4 spacecraft arrived at 10:26, Beijing time (02:26 GMT). The spacecraft is carrying instruments to analyze the unexplored region of the moon. This is the first time someone has landed on the far side of the moon.

China has also chosen a name for the rover – Yutu 2 –  following a worldwide poll to give a name to the rover in August. The Chang’e-4 was launched from Xichang on December 7th and arrived in lunar orbit on December 12

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