China lands probe on dark side of the moon


Watch the journey taken by China’s Chang’e-4 lunar probe earlier this month.

The lunar mission landed in the Von Karman Crater, located in the Aitken Basin, in the South Pole region on the far side of the Moon, on 3 January 2019

The mission was launched by a Long March-3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan Province, southwest China, on 7 December 2018.

Credit: China Central Television (CCTV)/China National Space Administration (CNSA)
Music: Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven courtesy of YouTube Audio Library


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