China declares its Moon landing a success as it releases photos of the far side of the Moon


china moon landing

China has plenty of reason to celebrate here in early 2019, and
not just because it’s a new year. The country’s space agency, CNSA,
successfully landed its Chang’e 4 lunar lander on the far side of
the Moon and deployed a rover which scientists will use to study
the surface.

It’s a monumental achievement for China, which has been playing
a bit of “catch up” in space exploration lately. Now, with its
rover exploring the hidden side of the Moon for the first time, the
country is declaring
the mission a success
, and it’s shared some new images to
boot.


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China declares its Moon landing a success as it releases photos of
the far side of the Moon
originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 10:49:11 EDT.
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China declares its Moon landing a success as it releases photos of the far side of the Moon