China Lands Probe on Far Side of Moon

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, January 4, 2019

China has landed a probe on the dark side of the moon on Thursday.

The photo sent back to Earth shows a barren surface with the only light coming from the probe.

To receive information back, China had to launch a satellite back in May.

While the United States, the former Soviet Union, and China have sent probes to the moon in the past, this is the first time an object has landed on the far side of the moon.

That side has never been observed up close.

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