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Chinese spacecraft seen landing on far side of moon in new footage



The footage was released showing the view from the Chang spacecraft and Chinese e-4 when it landed on the far side of the Moon, having completed the first ever mission to successfully land there.

A camera connected to the probe shows a black and white recording of it slowly coming down on the surface of the planet.

Launched in December, Chang & # 4; and 4 eventually landed on January 3, and then resend the still images broadcast on CCTV status TV.


The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate as it orbits our planet, so its far side – or “dark side” – is never visible to us. Previous spacecraft have seen the far side, but none have landed on it.

This landing “lifted the mysterious veil” of the far side of the moon and “opened a new chapter in human lunar exploration”, the agency said in a statement on its website, which included a wide-angle colour picture of a crater from the moon’s surface.


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