China’s Chang'e-4 probe made a 'smooth and precise' landing on the far side of the Moon at 10:26 a.m. BJT Thursday. This is the first time a probe has landed in this area of the moon. Despite being known as the ‘dark’ side, the non-visible sides receive just as much daylight as the earth facing side. Chang'e-4 will examine this mysterious area of the Moon.Instruments on the lander and rover will study the mineral composition and shallow lunar surface structure of the area as well as perform low-frequency radio astronomical observation.

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