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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


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...
Tags: England, China, Russia, Israel, US, Trends, Nasa, Mark Robinson, Don, Chang, UTC, Noah Petro, China National Space Administration, Petro, LRO, CNSA


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...
Tags: England, China, Russia, Israel, US, Trends, Nasa, Mark Robinson, Don, Chang, UTC, Noah Petro, China National Space Administration, Petro, LRO, CNSA


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


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 just launched the first mission to explore the moon's far side. When it lands, the discoveries may be revolutionary.

On Friday, China launched a space mission to the far side of the moon — the first ever to land on the face of the moon that Earth can't see. Called Chang'e-4, the mission aims to gently set down a rover and lander on the lunar surface in January 2019. 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 see if the area is appropriate to build a powerful deep-space radio telescope or maybe...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Moon, Mars, University Of Arizona, Houston, Chongqing, Chang, Li, Cowherd, LaGrange


China is about to launch the first robots to the far side of the moon. Their discoveries could be revolutionary.

On Friday, China plans to launch a space mission to the far side of the moon — the first ever to land on the face of the moon that Earth can't see. Called Chang'e-4, the mission aims to gently set down a rover and lander on the lunar surface. 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 see if the area is appropriate to build a powerful deep-space radio telescope or maybe a base. ...
Tags: China, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Moon, University Of Arizona, Houston, Chongqing, Chang, Li, Cowherd, LaGrange, Johns Hopkins University