An artist’s illustration of China’s Chang’e 4 lander on the far side of the moon. The mission launched on Dec. 8, 2018 Beijing Time (Dec. 7 EST/PST) and is expected to touch down in the first few days of January 2019.
Credit: CASC/China Ministry of Defense
China’s Chang’e 4 mission will soon make a historic touchdown on the far side of the moon.
Chang’e 4, which consists of a stationary lander and a mobile rover, is expected to land sometime in the first few days of January. The mission totes six kinds of scientific payloads…