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Photos from the Moon's Far Side! China's Chang'e 4 Lunar Landing in Pictures

Firing Engines

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A simulated view of the Chang'e-4 probe from below as it descends to the lunar surface. The mission to the uncharted side of the moon is scheduled for Jan. 3, 2019.

Up and Away

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From the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's Sichuan Province, the Chang'e-4 lunar probe launches on Dec. 8, 2018. The probe is expected to reach its lunar target and complete the first-ever soft landing on the uncharted far side of the moon.

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