Space Fact of the Week
China Captures the "Dark Side" of the Moon
Recently, China was successful in landing on the moon's far side on the Chang'e-4 spacecraft, carrying the Jade Rabbit 2 rover! This side of the moon always faces away from Earth and has been observed many times from orbit, but never explored on the surface until now. Not only can we learn more about the exterior, but since radio signals from Earth are blocked on the moon's "dark side", scientists can learn more about our solar system as well.
To see more images and footage from the landing on this unexplored territory, click here!