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Lunar Orbit Has A New Guest: The Chinese Dark Side Moon Lander

China is also on a mission to explore the unfolded histories of the universe. The universe is a deep dark place having a number of entities giving hints regarding the already existing objects or the current objects that have come into being. One of the Chinese landers that had been designed to explore the far side of the Moon, which is the face that is always facing the opposite of the Earth, has recently stepped into the lunar orbit.

The spacecraft carries the Chang’e-4 lander that has presently completed its entire journey from Earth and this accomplishment has been made possible within 5 Days just before settling into the elliptical orbit around the Moon. If the Chang’e-4 mission succeeds then it will be the first one of its kind to have explored the dark side of the Moon. The current rover on the lunar surface has a suite of instruments designed to analyze the Moon’s surface composition and also help plant an experimental tiny pod expected to grow into a seed and later into silkworm larvae dabbled on the lunar surface for amateur gardening.

In order to start a communication with the Earth, the rover will have enormous signals bouncing off a relay of a satellite that has been launched earlier this year. The Chinese officials are still not sure about the location and the date when the craft be making its landing but it is has been roughly expected to happen somewhere around the start of January 2019 in the spacious Von Kármán crater. After the launch of the mission Chang’e-4, the Chinese officials are planning for a new Chang’e-5 mission if the earlier mission’s plan such as returning with samples from the Moon to the Earth goes well. China had earlier launched a new space environment research satellite along with four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D carrier rocket for the space environment exploration.