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Pictures from the far side of the Moon

China made history earlier this month with the first successful soft landing on the far side of the moon — and now, the mission has sent back an incredible panoramaLive Science view of its work site.

The mission consists of two robots: the Chang’e 4 lander and the Yutu 2 rover. Since their arrival on Jan. 2, both have been exploring the lunar surface inside Von Kármán Crater, a 115-mile-wide (186 kilometers) feature. (You can see a high-resolution image of Chang’e 4’s moon panorama here, via the China National Space Agency.)

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2019-01-14T09:05:28+00:00Categories: Engineering, Research, Science|Tags: |
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