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Chang'e 4 spacecraft sends first images after landing on far side of the Moon - PHOTO - UPDATED

Chang'e 4 spacecraft sends first images of far side of Moon
The lunar explorer Chang’e 4 touched down at 10:26 a.m. (6.26 Baku time)

Baku. 3 January. REPORT.AZ/ China's Chang'e-4 probe has sent back the first images of the far side of the Moon, after the Chinese National Space Agency successfully performed the first soft landing on the Moon's far side.

"Humankind's lunar exploration history saw the opening of a new chapter on Thursday morning as the world's first explorer of the moon's far side landed at its destination after a 26-day space journey," China Daily reports.

According to it, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe, the latest step in China's endeavor to explore the silver sphere, landed at 10:26 on the Von Karman crater in the South Pole-Aitken basin and then sent back a picture of the landing site shot by one of the monitor cameras on the probe's lander, marking the world's first image taken on the moon's far side.

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A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, Report informs citing the Twitter post of Xinhua News Agency.

The lunar explorer Chang’e 4 touched down at 10:26 a.m. (6.26 Baku time).

The Chinese authorities called the event "a major milestone in space exploration."

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