Email Updated January 04, 2019 07:09:53 Photo: China’s Yutu-2 rover has started exploring the far side of the Moon. (Supplied: CNSA/CLEP) Related Story: China launches mission to the far side of the Moon Related Story: China’s mission to go where no spacecraft has gone before Related Story: There really is water ice on the surface of the moon Map: China A Chinese spacecraft has made the first landing on the far side of the Moon, sending back images of a crater in the latest achievement for the country’s growing space program. Key points:China becomes the first country to complete a soft landing on the Moon’s far sideThe Chang’e 4 will investigate the Moon’s potential to support future space travellersThe mission is part of China’s ambitious push to explore the Moon’s resources The Chang’e 4 probe successfully performed the first soft landing on the Moon’s far side on Thursday, the Chinese National Space Agency said.The lander has succeeded in its first task of deploying its rover — named Yutu-2 — which has started exploring the Moon’s Von Karman crater. China’s space agency shared an image of the rover being deployed, along with a picture taken from the south side of the… Read full this story
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