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Chang'e 4 landing on far side of moon marks start of China's space race with the US

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Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon more than just a visibility problem.
Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon more than just a visibility problem.
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Lunar probe’s safe arrival a landmark in China’s ambition to become a space power, mission’s chief scientist says.

Almost completely uncovered by U.S. mainstream media, China's dark side of the Moon landing is a much more difficult technical feat than it may seem, involving maintaining constant contact with an orbiting satellite and landing in a much more hazardous terrain than the Moon's relatively flat near side.

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