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Yutu-2, China's lunar rover, leaves wheel marks after leaving the lander that touched down on the surface of the far side of the moon in this photo provided by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency on January 3.(AP Photo)

Chinese rover leaves first-ever ‘footprint’ on dark side of moon

By Press Trust of India | Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 03:36 PM IST
The rover touched the lunar surface at 10:22 pm (local time) on Thursday, leaving a trace on the soft, snow-like surface.
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This handout picture taken by the Chang'e-4 probe and released to AFP by China National Space Administration on January 3, 2019 shows an image of the "dark side" of the moon.(AFP)
This handout picture taken by the Chang'e-4 probe and released to AFP by China National Space Administration on January 3, 2019 shows an image of the "dark side" of the moon.(AFP)

In a first, China lands space probe on dark side of moon hidden from earth

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 06:16 PM IST
A Chinese space probe landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, making it the first spacecraft to touch down on the part of moon, which is never visible from earth.
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