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Chinese probe is preparing to land on the dark side of the moon



As reported by the official Xinhua News Agency on Sunday, for the first time Chinese space research moves to a position that allows it to land on the dark side of the moon. This mission is seen as an important step, as the country hopes to promote its space program.

Research agency Chang & # 39; e-4 entered the planned orbit on Sunday, “to prepare for the first ever soft landing at the far end of the moon,” the news agency reported referring to the national space administration of China. It was not said when the landing will occur.

The moon is tidal attached to the Earth and rotates at the same speed as on our planet, so the reverse side – or the "dark side" – is never visible from Earth. Previous spacecraft had seen the opposite side of the moon, but no one landed on it. Earlier this month, China launched the Chang'e-4 probe on the Long March-3B launch vehicle.


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