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China Moon mission lands robotic spacecraft, state media report

China has successfully landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing, State Media said.

It has been reported that the un-crewed Chang'e-4 probe touched down in the South Pole-Aitken Basin at 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT).

BBC said “It is carrying instruments to analyse the unexplored region's geology, as well to conduct biological experiments. The landing is being seen as a major milestone in space exploration.”

Labeled Chang'e-4, the robotic has already sent back its first pictures from the surface which were shared by state media.

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Author: BBC

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