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New Images of the Moon’s Far Side Released as Chinese Lunar Mission Quietly Chugs Along

The Chang’e 4 lander and the Yutu 2 rover are currently in hibernation mode, sitting out the frigid lunar night, which lasts for about two Earth weeks. The Chinese mission to explore the lunar far side is now well into overtime, lasting longer than initially intended.Read more...
Tags: Science, Moon, Lunar Exploration, Chang, China National Space Administration, Lunar Rovers, CNSA, Change 4, Yutu 2 Rover


China’s lunar rover is awake again after an extended nap

China's space program is making big waves as of late, and its soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this year — a feat nobody else has accomplished — is the biggest feather in its cap yet. The country has already declared the mission a success, but it's not done yet, and the rover that was aboard the lander when it touched down on the surface is once again exploring the lunar landscape after an extended nap. Days on the Moon last a whole lot longer than they do on Earth, but s...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Moon, Chang, China National Space Administration, CNSA


The Dark Side of the Moon Gets Photobombed by the Earth

How many times have you set up the perfect shot only to have somebody or something to ruin it in the background? They’re not called photobombs for no reason and they can ruin a well composed picture. Image via Dwingeloo Radio Observatory from the Longjiang-2 Satellite Courtesy of the China National Space Administration. But sometimes they add something or are even intentional, as is the case here where the dark side of the Moon is on full display with a blue Earth looming in the pitch-black ba...
Tags: Photography, News, China, Earth, Moon, Netherlands, Chang, Dwingeloo Radio Observatory, China National Space Administration, Longjiang


China says it’s even colder on the Moon than we thought

China's Chang'e 4 mission has been a rousing success for the country's space agency, and it's already celebrated a number of "firsts," including being the first lander to perform a soft landing on the far side of the Moon. The far side of the Moon -- that is, the side that we never see here on Earth when we gaze skyward -- hasn't been studied in as great of detail as its near side. One of the things scientists were eager to observe is just how chilly the lander and its rover...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Moon, Chang, Xinhua, China National Space Administration, CNSA


Seeds on the moon started to sprout for the first time but quickly died

China has taken a major step toward long-term space exploration. Earlier this month, the Chinese moon probe Chang’e 4 carried a container with cotton, mustard and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs to the moon’s far side (facing away from Earth), and early this week, the China National Space Administration said that those seeds started to sprout. Unfortunately, temperatures dropped and killed the plants. According to the BBC, the project was designed by 28 Chinese universities, and the expe...
Tags: Space, Science, Design, News, China, Earth, Bbc, Moon, Agriculture, Plants, Watson, Mars, Seeds, FAO, Chang, China National Space Administration


Plant China Mooned Over Dies, Couldn't Cotton To Lunar Environment

The cotton seeds had nurtured hopes that plants could grow on the moon. But days after China boasted of the experiment's success, the tender shoots died.(Image credit: AP via China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency)
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China wants to launch to Mars next year — part of an ambitious plan to bring the first Martian soil samples back to Earth

China recently landed the first spacecraft on the far side of the moon and plans to launch a lunar sample-return mission at the end of the year. The China National Space Administration is also working on a robotic Mars mission that is scheduled to launch in mid-2020 and arrive in early 2021. If successful, that mission could enable future Mars missions to bring pristine samples of the red planet's soil and rocks back to Earth by 2030. China just landed a robotic mission on the far side of the...
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China Grows the First Seed on the Moon

The moon is an inhospitable place. In the sunlight, temperatures hit highs of 260 degrees Fahrenheit, in the dark, it can reach a miserable minus 280. Radiation is high and water is scarce. But according to the China National Space Administration, there is now life growing 240,000 miles from the Earth; cotton seeds carried on…
Tags: Space, News, China, Uncategorized, Earth, China National Space Administration, Onetime


Plants grown on Moon for first time paving way for lunar base

Plants have sprouted on the Moon for the first time in a mini biosphere paving the way for bases which produce their own food and air. Pictures of the first tiny green shoots of cotton were released by researchers at the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University who are running the experiment on board the Chang'e-4 lunar lander. The Chinese space agency spacecraft became the first to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this month. Plants and flowers h...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, European Space Agency, Chang, International Space Station ISS, Christopher Jones, Sweden Germany, Yutu, Tiangong, China National Space Administration, People 's Daily, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater


Watch China's Chang'e-4 probe land on the far side of the moon

On Jan. 2, China stunned the world by landing its Chang'e-4 probe on the far side of the moon. Now, you can watch its descent onto the lunar surface, with footage released by the China National Space Administration on Friday.  The video shows the probe finding its way to the Von Kármán Crater, where it will study the surface on the far side of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. State media reports that the mission includes "low-frequency radio astronomical observation, surveying ...
Tags: Science, China, Chang, China National Space Administration, Von KArmAn Crater, Earth State


China releases detailed 360-degree photo from the first mission to land on the far side of the moon

China recently landed the first space mission ever, called Chang'e 4, on the far side of the moon. The mission's landing spacecraft and Yutu-2 rover were sent to probe the moon's geology, seek out water, study the night sky, and even grow silkworms on the lunar surface. Both spacecraft recently woke up from a "noon nap" to survive searing-hot temperatures. The lander took a 360-degree, wrap-around picture of the landing site after waking up on Friday. China has released a detailed panoramic i...
Tags: China, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Don, Chang, Yutu, Space News, China National Space Administration, Leicester England, CNSA, South Pole Aitken Basin, Tamela Maciel, National Space Center


China shows first panoramic photos of the far side of the moon

China has released panoramic photos of the far side of the moon after a Chinese spacecraft made the world’s first successful landing there earlier this month. The China National Space Administration has published 360-degree panoramic photos taken by a camera installed atop the Chang’e 4 probe, showing the gray, pock-marked surface of the moon. The images were transmitted via the Queqiao satellite, allowing scientists to conduct a preliminary topographical analysis of the landing site, Chinese st...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, Earth, Beijing, Moon, Sichuan, Chang, South Pole Aitken, China National Space Administration, Van Karman


China Takes the Moonshot Advantage

The origin of the term used to describe the most advanced, disruptive innovations has returned again as an innovation focus of its own. Last week, the China National Space Administration disrupted its competitors, like NASA, by landing its Chang’e-4 spacecraft on the dark side of the moon.   Its Moonshot is now using robotics to collect information […]
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A scientist at NASA has located the exact place China landed its historic lunar mission on the moon's far side

For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on the moon's far side. The Chang'e-4 mission safely placed a rover and lander on the lunar surface Wednesday night (early Thursday morning in China). Broadly, the moon mission landed inside a crater that's located within a large, ancient collision site called the South Pole-Aitken Basin. China has not been specific about precisely where its mission landed, but NASA lunar scientists may have located the exact spot. For the first time in...
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A scientist at NASA has figured out exactly where China landed its historic lunar mission on the moon's far side

For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on the moon's far side. The Chang'e-4 mission safely placed a rover and lander on the lunar surface Wednesday night (early Thursday morning in China). Broadly, the moon mission landed inside a crater that's located within a large, ancient collision site called the South Pole-Aitken Basin. China has not been specific about precisely where its mission landed, but NASA lunar scientists may have located the exact spot. For the first time in...
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Chinese rover 'Jade Rabbit' drives on far side of the moon

A Chinese lunar rover has driven on the far side of the moon, the national space agency announced on Friday, hailing the development as a "big step for the Chinese people". The China National Space Administration released a photo taken by the lander showing tracks left by the rover as it departed the spacecraft, though it did not specify how far the rover travelled. Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022, and of ev...
Tags: Science, Beijing, China National Space Administration


This map shows exactly where China landed its Chang'e-4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon

For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on the moon's far side. The Chang'e-4 mission safely placed a rover and lander on the lunar surface Wednesday night (early Thursday morning in China). Specifically, the moon mission landed inside a crater that's located within a large, ancient collision site called the South Pole-Aitken Basin. A graphical map shows the exact spot where China landed its unprecedented mission. For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on th...
Tags: England, China, Russia, Israel, US, Trends, Nasa, Mark Robinson, Don, Chang, UTC, Noah Petro, China National Space Administration, Von Karman, CNSA, South Pole Aitken Basin


Welcome to the Dark Side (of the Moon) – Chinese Probe Makes History

Big things happened in the world of space exploration this week. China’s Chang'e 4 lander finally made it to the other side of the moon and touched down without a hitch. Image via China National Space Administration. And, like any good traveler, it is sending back some awesome postcards. The China National Space Administration announced the lunar landing by the Chang’e 4 around 9 PM on January 2. The probe landed inside the Van Karman crater and beamed back a nice color photo of its landing sp...
Tags: Photography, News, China, Earth, Chang, China National Space Administration, CNSA, Van Karman


First images from China's probe that just landed on the dark side of the moon

Earlier today, the China National Space Administration's Chang'e 4 landed a rover on the far side of the moon for the first time. Blocked from direct communication with the Earth, the lander and rover will depend on China's Queqiao communication satellite launched in May. From the New York Times: “This is a major achievement technically and symbolically,” said Namrata Goswami, an independent analyst who wrote about space for the Defense Department’s Minerva Research Institute. “China views ...
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China Becomes First Nation To Land On ‘Dark’ Side Of The Moon

BEIJING (AP) — China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon that brings the country closer to its goal of becoming a space power. Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this landing is the first-ever on the far side. The China National Space Administration said the 10:26 a.m. touchdown of the Chang’e 4 craft h...
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China just landed a spacecraft on the moon's far side for the first time in history. Here's why the mission may be revolutionary.

On December 7, China launched the first-ever space mission to the lunar far side — the face of the moon we can't see from Earth. The mission, called Chang'e-4, set down a rover and lander on the lunar surface on Wednesday night (Thursday morning in China). The two Chinese-built robots will record unprecedented measurements of the moon's geology and chemistry in an ancient impact crater. The moon mission will also investigate whether the crater area could eventually house a powerful deep-space ...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Moon, Mars, University Of Arizona, Houston, Chongqing, Chang, Cowherd, LaGrange, UTC


China lands spacecraft on ‘dark’ side of moon in world first

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING — China’s burgeoning space program achieved a first on Thursday: a landing on the so-called dark side of the moon. Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — have sent spacecraft to the near side of the moon, which faces Earth, but this landing is the first-ever on the far side. The China National Space Administration said the 10:26 a.m. touchdown of the Chang’e 4 craft has “opened up a new chapter in human lunar exploration.” A ...
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China 'Lifts Mysterious Veil' by Landing Probe on Far Side of the Moon

A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China's space agency said, hailing the event as a historic first and a major achievement for the country's space program. From a report: The Chang'e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the "soft landing" at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the far side of the moon, the China National Space Administration said. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate ...
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China 'lifts mysterious veil' by landing probe on far side of the moon

The Chang'e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the "soft landing" at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the far side of the moon, the China National Space Administration said. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate as it orbits our planet, so most of the far side - or "dark side" - is never visible to us. The landing "lifted the mysterious veil" of the far side of the moon and "opened a new chapter in human lunar exploration", the agen...
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China 'lifts mysterious veil' by landing probe on moon's dark side

The Chang'e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the "soft landing" at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the dark side of the moon, the China National Space Administration said. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate as it orbits our planet, so its far side - or "dark side" - is never visible to us. The landing "lifted the mysterious veil" of the far side of the moon and "opened a new chapter in human lunar exploration", the agency said...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Chang, China National Space Administration


China lands probe on the far side of the moon in a world first

While you've been watching Ultima Thule, China has landed a spacecraft on the far side on the moon in what is a giant leap for its space program. State media reported that the China National Space Administration soft-landed its Chang'e-4 lander and rover in the Von Kármán crater on Thursday at 10:26 a.m. Beijing time (9:26 p.m. ET). SEE ALSO: Queen rockstar unleashes badass space song about mysterious world of Ultima Thule It's the first time someone has landed on the 'dark s...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Cctv, Chang, Andrew Jones, China National Space Administration, Jim Bridenstine, Von Karman, China Global Television Network, Queqiao Magpie Bridge, Ultima Thule China


China’s lunar probe makes history by successfully soft-landing on the far side of the moon

It’s not Lunar New Year yet, but there is something new on the moon. In a major milestone for space exploration, China announced that its lunar program has successfully soft-landed a probe on the far side of the moon, making it the first one to do so. The historic landing was reported by Xinhua, China’s official news agency, earlier today. According to the China National Space Administration, the probe, consisting of a lander and rover, touched down at about 10:26AM Beijing time. This is the fir...
Tags: TC, Space, China, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Moon, Space Exploration, Luna, Sichuan, Soviet Union, Chang, Xinhua China, South China Morning Post, Xichang Satellite Launch Center


China Successfully Touches Down Chang'e 4, First Soft-Landed Craft on the Far Side of the Moon

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has landed the Chang’e 4 lunar probe on the far side of the Moon, Chinese media reported on Wednesday night (Eastern Time)—marking the first time that any known spacecraft has made a soft landing on the Moon’s more distant half.Read more...
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China 'Lifts Mysterious Veil' by Landing Probe on Far Side of the Moon

A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China's space agency said, hailing the event as a historic first and a major achievement for the country's space program. From a report: The Chang'e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, made the "soft landing" at 0226 GMT and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the far side of the moon, the China National Space Administration said. The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate ...
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Chinese Space Official Seems Unimpressed With NASA's Lunar Gateway

schwit1 shares a report from Behind The Black: At a science workshop in Europe this week, Chinese space officials made it clear that they found the concept of NASA Lunar Orbiting Platform-Gateway (LOP-G) to be unimpressive and uninteresting. Moreover, they said that while it appears we will be delaying our landings on the Moon for at least a decade because of LOP-G, they will be focused on getting and building a research station on the surface, right off the bat. [From a report via Ars Technic...
Tags: Europe, China, Tech, Ars Technica, Nasa, Pei, China National Space Administration, Pei Zhaoyu, Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center, Moon Pei