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>> China has made it to the far side of the moon. Chinese State media reporting the country has successfully landed a space probe there. Chinese State TV called the landing a historic moment. And it's a milestone that is seen as a huge development for China's
4 launched in early December reportedly making a so-called soft landing just before 10:30 AM Beijing time on Thursday. Transmitting a close-up image of the far side of the moon for the first time ever. The moon is locked in an orbit of the earth that means its far side is never visible.
The probe named the
Previous space missions have passed the far side but none of them have ever landed on it. China's National Space Administration says the probe will survey the environment on the moon's far side. While measuring land forms and mineral composition. Chinese state media said the mission, quote, lifted the mysterious veil from the moon's far reaches.
And was the start of a new era of human lunar exploration.>>