China’s lu­nar rover trav­els 271 me­tres on moon’s far side

Fiji Sun - - China News -

Bei­jing: China’s lu­nar rover Yutu-2 has driven 271 me­tres on the far side of the moon to con­duct sci­en­tific ex­plo­ration on the vir­gin ter­ri­tory. Both the lan­der and the rover of the Chang’e-4 probe switched to its dor­mant mode for the lu­nar night on Wed­nes­day (Bei­jing time), ac­cord­ing to the Lu­nar Ex­plo­ration and Space Pro­gram Cen­ter of the China Na­tional Space Ad­min­is­tra­tion. China’s Chang’e-4 probe, launched on De­cem­ber 8, 2018, made the firstever soft land­ing on the Von Kar­man Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan­uary 3.

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