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China's space probe lands on Moon's far side
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 1/3/2019 11:41:58 AM
China's space probe lands on Moon's far side
A simulated landing process of Chang''e-4 lunar probe is seen through the monitor at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 3, 2019. China''s Chang''e-4 probe touched down on the far side of the moon Thursday, becoming the first spacecraft soft-landing on the moon''s uncharted side never visible from Earth.

Beijing: China's Chang'e 4 space probe on Thursday became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the far side of the moon, Xinhua news agency reported.

At 10.26 a.m. (Beijing time), the probe, comprising of a lander and a rover, landed at the pre-selected landing area at 177.6 degrees east longitude and 45.5 degrees south latitude on the moon's uncharted side never visible from the Earth, the China National Space Administration announced. 

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