• China Launches Rover That Would Be First to Land on and Explore the Dark Side of the Moon

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    China launched a lander and rover that could be the first to land on the far side of the moon, a mission that would make it a player in the competitive field of space exploration.
    The Chang'e-4 mission blasted off on Saturday morning local time. The spacecraft isn't expected to land until January.
    The far side of the moon, also called the dark side, is largely unexplored. According to NASA, the moon rotates on its axis at about the same rate that it takes to complete one orbit around the Earth, meaning people here on Earth only see the “face” of the moon.
    The Chang'e-4 rover is expected to...
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