China is making final preparations for the launch of its latest lunar lander and rover spacecraft, Chang’e 4, in the early hours of Saturday, which will be humankind’s first attempt to land on the far side of the moon.
The far side, also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth, remains comparatively unknown, with a different composition from sites on the near side, where previous missions have landed.
If successful, the mission – scheduled to blast off aboard a...
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