Chang’e-4 probe takes first photo of moon’s far side

Reuters China Published: Jan 03, 2019, 02:17 PM(IST)

As China's Chang'e-4 completed its lunar journey by touching down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, a series of animations from the China Global Television network (CGTN) have detailed the stages of the probes' mission from launch to landing. The probe, comprising a lander and a rover, safely reached the preselected landing site at 10:26 Beijing Time on Thursday, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced. The probe has now become the first spacecraft to achieve a soft-landing on the moon's uncharted side which is never visible from Earth.

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