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Chinese lunar probe snaps breathtaking panoramic PHOTOS of Moon’s far side

Chinese lunar probe snaps breathtaking panoramic PHOTOS of Moon’s far side
China’s space agency has released panoramic photographs taken on the lunar surface by the country’s Chang’e 4 probe – the first manmade craft to land on the mysterious far side of the Moon.

The stunning 360-degree panoramic photos, taken by a camera mounted on the top of the lunar lander, were relayed to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Thursday. The photos reveal a seemingly endless horizon of grey, rocky terrain. Several photos show the lunar rover Yutu-2 driving into the distance.

Chang’e 4 touched down on the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin in the morning of January 3. The probe’s first image of the lunar surface was beamed back to Earth later that night.

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