China's Chang'e-4 probe lands on far side of the Moon in world first
Updated 13:43, 06-Jan-2019

China's Chang'e-4 probe successfully landed on the far side of the Moon on January 3, 2019. This is the first ever soft-landing on this uncharted area. The probe also sent the world's first close shot of the Moon's far side through the Queqiao (Magpie Bridge) relay satellite, which is operating in the halo orbit around the second Lagrangian (L2) point of the Earth-Moon system.