The Chang'e-4 lander and rover entered sleep mode Monday in preparation for a second lunar nighttime on the far side of the moon.
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The 'dark' side of the moon isn't really darker than the 'light side of the moon. But it does appear to get colder at night.
China’s Chang'e 4 lander and rover made it through their first night on the moon's far side, surviving temperatures that plunged as low as minus 310 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 190 degrees Celsius).
China has built the world's first robotic, partially submersible boat for launching sounding rockets — a technology that will help meteorologists better understand the atmosphere over Earth's oceans.
The main contractor for the Chinese space program is planning more than 30 launches in 2019, with major missions including the crucial return-to-flight of the heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket in July.
The China National Space Administration has launched two rockets so far in 2019, placing five satellites in orbit for a variety of uses.
Chinese private companies OneSpace and iSpace are making progress with plans to attempt their first orbital launches in the first half of 2019.
With other space agencies around the world making big plans for lunar exploration, will NASA be left in the (moon) dust?
The cotton plants that sprouted on the moon's far side aboard China's Chang'e 4 lander are dead, done in by the bitter cold of the lengthy lunar night.
A spectacular new video gives a lander's-eye view of the first-ever touchdown on the moon's mysterious far side.
China made history earlier this month with the first successful soft landing on the far side of the moon — and now, the mission has sent back an incredible panorama view of its work site.
China's far-side moon rover Yutu 2 has woken up from its nap as planned, according to Chinese media reports.
China's Chang'e 4 lander and Yutu 2 rover have tested out payloads and systems on the far side of the moon, with the rover now taking a "noon nap" as a precaution against high temperatures.
In his first national security meeting as acting defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan said DoD should stay focused on the national defense strategy and the strategic competition with China.
China's historic robotic mission to the moon's far side could presage some ambitious and unprecedented human exploration of Earth's nearest neighbor a few years down the road, experts say.
Here's a guide to the most-anticipated spaceflight events of the coming year from Space.com's sister publication All About Space!