China’s Chang’e-4 Made History Today By Landing On The Far Side of the Moon

China’s Chang'e-4 lunar rover is now moving on the back side of the moon after landing at 10:26 AM Thursday, Beijing time, on January 3, 2019, in what Chinese scientists call the flattest spot at the moon's South Pole. It's the huge Von Karman crater that is 1,553 miles wide (2,500 km) and 8 miles (13 km) deep. Image by China National Space Administration (CNSA).
China’s Chang'e-4 lunar rover is now moving on the back side of the moon in the large Von Karman crater at the South Pole after landing at 10:26 AM Thursday, Beijing time, on January 3, 2019.  Chinese scientists say the crater is the flattest spot to try a safe landing.  Image by China National Space Administration (CNSA).

 

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