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China launches rocket to far side of Moon

China launched a rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar lander from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on Friday, marking the first ever attempt at landing a spacecraft on the Moon's far side. If successful, the mission will provide information about the pole that cannot be seen from Earth.

The lander and the probe are set to land on the Von Karman crater where they will analyze the soil, study the Moon's subsurface structure and explore solar winds. Chang'e-4 also carries seeds and silkworm eggs. A radio astronomical study will be conducted as well, as the telescopes hypothetically stationed there would be able to pick up radio noise that cannot be detected from Earth.

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