BEIJING | Chinese rover begins making tracks on ‘dark’ side of moon

4Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BEIJING—Jan 03, 2019—The Chinese rover on the “dark” side of the moon is making its tracks on the soft lunar surface.

The Jade Rabbit 2 rover drove off its lander’s ramp and onto the soft, snow-like surface at 10:22 p.m. Thursday, about 12 hours after a Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever landing on the moon’s far side. A photo posted online by China’s space agency showed tracks the rover left as headed away from the spacecraft.

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