China Launches Probe Bound For A Historic Exploration Of The Far Side Of The Moon
6 days ago - By NPR
Others have explored the far side of the moon from afar, but Chinese researchers are hoping a soft landing on the dark side of the lunar surface will allow for more detailed study.
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In space first, China launches lunar rover to far side of the moon
6 days ago - By WGN TV
China is poised to become the first country to explore the far side of the moon with the launch of a lunar rover Saturday, another step to its goal of becoming a space superpower.
The Chang'e 4 lunar mission lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the Sichuan province in the early morning, confirmed by the Twitter account of the country's state-run Xinhua news agency .
It's expected to land in early January after 26 days of flight, said China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
The lander will conduct the first lunar low-frequency radio astronomy experiment, observe...
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