Invisible side of the moon in Chinese lens. See new amazing photos

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There is something to admire.

Chang'e 4 is a Chinese lander who, on January 3, 2019, forever entered history. It was then that he landed, as the first vehicle in the history of humanity, on the invisible side of the Moon, where he provided the Yutu 2 rover. From that moment on, a pair of machines managed to make many discoveries, for example in form of a mysterious gel substancewhich has not yet been found on the surface of the satellite. In addition, Chang'e 4 and Yutu 2 allowed to finally photograph closely the invisible side of the Moon.

Since Chang'e 4 and Yutu 2 have been on the moon for over a year, the Chinese National Space Agency has decided to celebrate this fact by publishing the entire treasury of data collected by vehicles. Among these data was a lot of unseen images of the reverse side of Earth's only natural satellite.

The new photographs are extremely detailed. Thanks to them, the invisible side of the Moon can be looked at as well as never before. Looking at them, I feel as if I have moved to the moon personally.

The Chinese National Space Agency has published at least several dozen new images from the invisible side of the Moon. Of course, they were placed on the Chinese side, and in a whole sea of โ€‹โ€‹raw data. Fortunately, there were already people who searched and processed the raw data, and then shared the obtained photographs. You can find these photos here and here.

Below we've included the most interesting photos:

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It is worth recalling that the Chang'e 4 lander has landed on the invisible side of the Moon inside the crater Von Karmana (with a diameter of about 180 kilometers), which lies within the South Pole Basin – Aitken. It is this area represented by published photos.

Both Chang'e 4 and Yutu 2 have been working on the moon much longer than their mission assumed. Meanwhile, the Chang'e 5 mission is already planned, but this does not involve landing on the invisible side of the satellite. As part of it, the first moon samples will be brought to Earth for the first time since 1976.

Source: ScienceAlert