Watch China’s Chang’e-4 probe land on the far side of the moon

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On Jan. 2, China stunned the world by landing its Chang’e-4 probe on the far side of the moon.

Now, you can watch its descent onto the lunar surface, with footage released by the China National Space Administration on Friday

The video shows the probe finding its way to the Von Kármán Crater, where it will study the surface on the far side of the moon, which always faces away from Earth.

State media reports that the mission includes “low-frequency radio astronomical observation, surveying the terrain and landforms, detecting the mineral composition and shallow lunar surface structure, and measuring neutron radiation and neutral atoms.”

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