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See the far side of the moon as never before: China releases stunning new images

China's Chang'e 4 lander and Yutu 2 rover have captured new images on their successful mission to explore the side of the moon as the duo looks to [1] On the moon, the cycle of day and night is nearly 30 Earth days in total, with each lasting about two weeks long. The new images captured from the rover, Yutu 2 and released this month, offering up the mission's journey after a first round of pictures was released after their arrival on the 115-mile wide Von Kármán Crater in January. Objects of the lander and rover mission – the first-ever to target exploration of the moon's side – include analyzing chemical differences between the Earth-facing side of the moon and the mission's target area. Scroll down for video China's Chang 4 mission has been a success with its land and rover greatly exceeding their expected lifespan. Yutu 2 captured from the rover and released this month, offering more of the mission's journey As reported by the Planetary Society, no hard science regarding the Chang'e's mission has emerged yet, but scientists involved with the project said the surveyed area shows 'potential evidence of excavated deep mafic material, which could reveal the mineralogy of the lunar mantle.' The far side of the moon, which is the hemisphere that always faces away from Earth, has yet To be explored by any such missions before and like its Earth-visible counterpart, the location experiences of two weeks of sunlight and two weeks of darkness. According…

China’s Chang’e 4 lander and Yutu 2 rover have captured new images on their successful mission to explore the side of the moon as the duo looks to [1]

On the moon, the cycle of day and night is nearly 30 Earth days in total, with each lasting about two weeks long.

The new images captured from the rover, Yutu 2 and released this month, offering up the mission’s journey after a first round of pictures was released after their arrival on the 115-mile wide Von Kármán Crater in January.

Objects of the lander and rover mission – the first-ever to target exploration of the moon’s side – include analyzing chemical differences between the Earth-facing side of the moon and the mission’s target area.

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 China's change mission has been a success with its landing and rover greatly exceeding their expected lifespan. The Yutu 2 captured the rover, and released this month, offering more of the mission's journey

China’s Chang 4 mission has been a success with its land and rover greatly exceeding their expected lifespan. Yutu 2 captured from the rover and released this month, offering more of the mission’s journey

As reported by the Planetary Society, no hard science regarding the Chang’e’s mission has emerged yet, but scientists involved with the project said the surveyed area shows ‘potential evidence of excavated deep mafic material, which could reveal the mineralogy of the lunar mantle.’

The far side of the moon, which is the hemisphere that always faces away from Earth, has yet To be explored by any such missions before and like its Earth-visible counterpart, the location experiences of two weeks of sunlight and two weeks of darkness.

According to report by Space.com, Chang’e’s mission has already greatly exceeded expectations.

The spacecraft was only initially designed to last about three lunar days in total.

Both the lander and rover are currently in hibernation mode, resting during a lunar night, but on April 28, when another two-week day dawns on the far side of the moon, both would be going on their fifth lunar day, given they’re still fully intact.

 With their data, scientists hope to reveal facts about our early solar system. The far side of the moon, which is the hemisphere that always faces away from Earth, has yet to be explored by any such missions before

With their data, scientists hope to reveal facts about our early solar system. The mission’s rover, Yutu 2, has outpaced its predecessor traveling an extra 60 meters so far. 19659025] The mission’s rover, Yutu 2, has outpaced its predecessor traveling an extra 60 meters so far ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />

The mission’s rover, Yutu 2, has outpaced its predecessor traveling an extra 60 meters so far

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