Astronomy / Space China launches first spacecraft to attempt a landing on the far side of the moon

China launches Chang'e-4 mission to far-side of the moon.

The Chang'e-4 mission will see a static lander and rover touch down in Von Kármán crater, located on the side of the Moon which never faces Earth.

Von Kármán crater is of interest to scientists because it is located within the oldest and largest impact feature on the Moon - the South Pole-Aitken Basin. This was probably formed by a giant asteroid impact billions of years ago.ármán_(lunar_crater)'e_4

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