Chinese spacecraft lands on darkside of the moon

Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 6:34 AM CST
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A Chinese spacecraft has made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon.

The official China Central Television said Thursday the lunar explorer Chang'e 4 had touched down at 10:26 a.m.

The far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is relatively unexplored. It is also known as the dark side of the moon.

The pioneering landing demonstrates China's growing ambitions as a space power.

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