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Chinese spacecraft seen landing on multiple pages in new pictures



Footage has been released and shows the view from China's Chang-4 spacecraft as it landed on the back of the Moon, having completed the first ever mission to successfully land there.

A camera connected to the probe shows a black and white recording of it slowly erasing down on the plane's surface.

Launched in December, Chang & # 4 landed finally on January 3, and first sent still images broadcast on state-of-the-art CCTV television station.


The moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate as it orbits our planet, so its far side – or “dark side” – is never visible to us. Previous spacecraft have seen the far side, but none have landed on it.

This landing “lifted the mysterious veil” of the far side of the moon and “opened a new chapter in human lunar exploration”, the agency said in a statement on its website, which included a wide-angle colour picture of a crater from the moon’s surface.


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