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China broadcasts photos from ‘dark’ side of the moon

BEIJING — China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon’s far side, in what its space program hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission to the less-understood sector of the lunar surface. The pictures on state broadcaster CCTV showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang’e 4 spacecraft that transported it on the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, which always faces away from Earth. The pictures were transmitted by a relay satellite to a control center in Beijing, although it wasn’t immediately clear when they were taken. “The lander, its rover and the relay satellite are all in a stable condition. They have reached the predetermined engineering goals, right now ...
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