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This map shows exactly where China landed its Chang'e-4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon

This map shows exactly where China landed its Chang'e-4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon
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For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on the moon's far side.




The Chang'e-4 mission safely placed a rover and lander on the lunar surface Wednesday night (early Thursday morning in China).




Specifically, the moon mission landed inside a crater that's located within a large, ancient collision site called the South Pole-Aitken Basin.




A graphical map shows the exact spot where China landed its unprecedented mission.



For the first time in history, China landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon — the part we never see from Earth.
The Chinese moon mission is called Chang'e-4, and it set down a robotic lander and rover at 2:26 a.m. UTC on Thursday (Wednesday night in the US), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
"Chang'e" is the name of a mythical lunar goddess, and the numeral "4" signifies the fourth robotic mission in China's ambitious quest to explore the moon. No other nation — the US and Russia included — has ever touched the far side of the moon.
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