China is about to visit uncharted territory on the moon

One Chinese mission will bring back the first lunar rock samples in more than four decades


HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE  The farside of the moon, shown in this picture from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, is due to get its first robotic visitor soon. China’s Chang’e-4 spacecraft will launch for the region in December.

Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA, Arizona State University

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