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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...
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China's rover and lander on the moon's far side are taking a 'nap' to survive brutal surface temperatures

On January 3, China landed its Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the moon's far side — the first such mission in history. The mission's lander and Yutu-2 rover will probe the moon's geology, look for water, study the night sky for radio bursts, and even grow silkworms. However, it's now high noon on the far side of the moon, leading to blistering surface temperatures. Chinese officials have put the spacecraft into a "noon nap" to protect them, according to Space News. The maneuver also shows why the ide...
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Chinese lunar rover sends back first-ever image from the far side of the moon

A Chinese lunar rover has reportedly made history by landing on the far side of the moon and transmitting back the first images to Earth. The rover landed in the Moon’s South Pole-Aitken Basin crater late Thursday evening, Beijing time. The post Chinese lunar rover sends back first-ever image from the far side of the moon appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Far Away

Yutu, a small rover, rolls away from China's Chang'e 4 spacecraft, which landed on the far side of the Moon on January 3. It is the first landing on the far side, which is also known as the dark side because it is never seen from Earth. The craft touched down in South Pole-Aitken Basin, an impact feature that is about 1,500 miles (2,300 km) wide. It transmits its readings to Earth through a communication satellite, launched last summer, that is deployed beyond the Moon. [China National Space Ag...
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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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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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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...
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China's lunar rover nabs the first surface photos of the moon's 'dark' side

China's lunar rover is outfitted with cameras and other equipment designed to collect data from a crater near the moon's southern pole.Studying the far side of the moon could provide scientists with a better understanding of what gave rise to the conditions necessary for life on Earth.In addition to scientific discoveries, China also likely plans to use the data from its mission to better plan future mining operations. None China successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon on We...
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What exactly is the 'dark side of the Moon', and six other questions about the Chinese Moon landing

For centuries, humans have written books, songs, and poems about the so-called “dark side of the Moon”, but only today did a man-made object make physical contact with the rugged, unexplored area. The news, revealed in the early hours of Thursday, that China’s space agency successfully landed the unmanned Chang’e-4 probe on the far side of the Moon prompted the appropriate levels of excitement, with photographs of its arid landscape beamed over to Earth within minutes. Announcing the momentous s...
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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 ...
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China's Chang-e'4 mission aims to land on Moon's far side

A Chinese spacecraft is attempting to make the first ever landing on the far side of the Moon on Thursday, in a milestone for space exploration. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is preparing to land the robotic spacecraft in the South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest, oldest and deepest crater on the moon's surface. The probe, the Chang'e-4, entered a planned orbit on Sunday "to prepare for the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon", Xinhua news agency said, cit...
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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...
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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. ...
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Moon Goddesses

In the 1960s and ’70s, America and the Soviet Union sent dozens of missions to the Moon. Today, though, lunar exploration is a multi-national enterprise. In recent years, Europe, India, and Japan have all sent spacecraft to the Moon. And five years ago today, China entered the Moon business, too, with the launch of Chang’e 3, named for a Moon goddess. The craft landed on the Moon two weeks later, and deployed a small rover. The next Chinese mission, Chang’e 4, is scheduled for launch this month....
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China says it will launch 2 robots to the far side of the moon in December on an unprecedented lunar exploration mission

China said on Wednesday that it plans to launch two robots to the moon in December. The new mission, called Chang'e-4, aims to set a lunar rover and lander on the far side of the moon. The robots will study the geology and chemistry of the moon's most ancient and mysterious rocks. Another goal of the mission is to see whether the region is quiet enough (from human activity) to build a sensitive deep-space radio telescope. A bonus experiment on Chang'e-4 will try to grow plants and worms on the...
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