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Chinese Spacecraft Becomes First to Land on the Moon's Dark Side

Tech | Associated Press | January 3, 2019, 12:15 pm
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 The first image of the moon's far side taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe. A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon, state media said, hailing it as a historic first landing on a mission seen as an important step for China's space programme. (Image: AP)

The first image of the moon's far side taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe. A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon, state media said, hailing it as a historic first landing on a mission seen as an important step for China's space programme. (Image: AP)

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 An image was taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe after its landing. A Chinese spacecraft on Jan 3, made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down at 10:26 a.m., China Central Television said in a brief announcement at the top of its noon news broadcast. (Image: China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency via AP)

An image was taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe after its landing. A Chinese spacecraft on Jan 3, made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down at 10:26 a.m., China Central Television said in a brief announcement at the top of its noon news broadcast. (Image: China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency via AP)

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 A simulated landing process of Chang'e-4 lunar probe is seen through the monitor at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing. A Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. (Image: AP)

A simulated landing process of Chang'e-4 lunar probe is seen through the monitor at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing. A Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. (Image: AP)

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 An image was taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe during its landing process. (Image: AP)

An image was taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe during its landing process. (Image: AP)

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 The Chang'e 4 lunar probe launches from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China's Sichuan province. (Image: AP)

The Chang'e 4 lunar probe launches from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China's Sichuan province. (Image: AP)

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