Chinese rover to measure moon temp
Beijing: China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover, which is exploring the dark side of the moon, will measure the freezing night temperature, scientists said on Sunday. Chang’e-4, comprising a lander and a rover, touched down on the dark side of the moon on January 3, the firstever soft landing on the far side of the moon by any country. It was a giant leap for cosmic exploration and a major boost to the nation’s quest to become a space superpower. Since the moon’s revolution cycle is the same as its rotation cycle, the same side always faces the Earth. The other face, most of which cannot be seen from the Earth, is called the far side or the “dark side” of moon, because most of it is uncharted.