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China to explore ‘dark side’ of the moon

China plans to send a spacecraft to land on the moon’s “dark side” before 2020. The mission will be carried out by the lunar probe Chang’e-4, Zou Yongliao, a scientist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences said at a deep space exploration last week. Zou said government organs have ordered experts to assess the plan […]

Verleshwar Singh

September 15, 2015 5:42 pm

China plans to send a spacecraft to land on the moon’s “dark side” before 2020.

The mission will be carried out by the lunar probe Chang’e-4, Zou Yongliao, a scientist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences said at a deep space exploration last week.

Zou said government organs have ordered experts to assess the plan over the past 12 plus months.

“China will be the first to complete the task if it is successful.”

The far side of the moon, or “dark side of the moon” as it is more commonly called, is never visible to Earth because of gravitational forces. According to Zou, the far side of the moon has a clean electromagnetic environment, which provides an ideal field for low frequency radio study.

“If we can can place a frequency spectrograph on the far side, we can fill a void.”

Source: Xinhuanet

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