China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower, state media said.
The biggest challenge will be establishing communication with the far side of the moon, which is unreachable by direct signal and invisible from Earth, said professor Ouyang Ziyuan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the chief scientist of the China Lunar Exploration Plan.
The Moon is tidally locked to Earth, rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet, so the far side is never visible from Earth.
If successful, the Chang-e 4 will unlock valuable clues to the mysteries about the moon and the universe.
It's also carrying a 3 kg (6.6 lb) container of seeds and silkworm larvae to study whether they can grow on the surface of the Moon - an experiment that could have long-term implications for a lunar colony.
The rover is expected to land around the New Year to carry out experiments and explore the untrodden terrain.
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The last confirmed sighting of Grace is still 9.41pm Saturday night going into the CityLife Hotel, Beard said. She had booked to stay at the Base Backpackers hostel in central Auckland until 8 December.
Chang'e 4 is also a lander-rover combination and will explore both above and below the lunar surface after arriving at the South Pole-Aitken basin's Von Karman crater following a 27-day journey.
Since the Moon spins around the same center of rotation as Earth, it's always facing away from us.
China, which is investing billions in its military-run space programme, hopes to have a crewed space station by 2022. It has a different composition than sites on the near side, where previous missions have landed.
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Chang'e 4 lunar probe launches from the the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
During the lunar night - which lasts 14 earth days - temperatures will drop as low as minus 173C, while during the lunar day, also lasting 14 earth days, temperatures rocket as high as 127C.
The mission also demonstrates China's growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russian Federation, the European Union and the U.S. It is planning to launch construction of its own manned space station next year.
That possibility turned quicker than you can say GT-R50 into reality and come December the order books for the auto are open. Not only that, but torque has gone up from 481 pound-feet (652 Newton-meters) to a whopping 575 lb-ft (780 Nm).
The trade is the second of it's kind for the struggling Cavaliers this season, who continue to unload veterans for future assets. Both Henson and Dellavedova, who won a title with the Cavs in 2016, have one year and about $10 million left on their contracts.
Vegas trails the division leaders Calgary Flames by five points and have the joint-best eighth record in the Western Conference. With Nate Schmidt back in the Vegas lineup after an early season suspension, the Knights' defense is at full strength now, too.
Additionally, Magic says "a significant prize pool [has been] set aside to partner with independent organizers". Magic: The Gathering Arena is Wizards of the Coast's answer to Blizzard Entertainment's Hearthstone .
The current Panda has been around since 2011, and was originally awarded a four-star rating when it was new. Other safety equipment includes driver and passenger airbags, side head airbags, and side chest airbags.
Asked this week about a possible Canadian ban on Huawei, Trudeau said he would defer to the advice of his intelligence agencies. Meng's lawyer said the Huawei executive would not breach court orders because of her "personal dignity".
Kelly's tenure working for Trump was pocked with controversies, and officials were often amazed at how he managed to survive. According to Axios , Kelly will be replaced by Nick Ayers , who now works as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence .
It would have been nice to find out more beyond that, but until BioWare shows more, this is your lot for now. A new Dragon Age is coming it was announced at the Game Awards with the hash tag The Dread Wolf Rises.
Phoenix Labs also announced Frostfall , a new expansion that will be available on December 6. In addition, it will also be coming to the Epic Games store when it opens.
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