China's quiet, barely publicized landing of a rover on the moon in 2013 has reaped lots of new data about our shiny nighttime friend. DNews digs into the geological details.
China is moving forward with plans to land a probe on the far side of the moon, state news agency Xinhua reports.
The Lunar-based Ultraviolet Telescope is the moon’s first functioning robotic telescope.
The mission will be launched before 2020 and aims to land a probe on a part of the moon never visible from Earth.
The moon's past was livelier and more complex than scientists had thought, new results from China's first lunar rover suggest.
Last night, the third stage of a spent Chinese rocket returned into the atmosphere in grand fashion, sparking a family of spectacular fireballs as it incinerated over the western part of North America.
It's a long-range plan -- like 50 years long! -- but China has begun making serious noises about mining the moon for a form of helium that's rare here but not so rare on our little lunar buddy.
A Chinese spacecraft service module has entered orbit around the moon, months after being used in the country's landmark test flight that sent a prototype sample-return capsule on a flight around the moon.
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