Title Chinese spacecraft to attempt first landing on far side of the moon Media name/outlet The Guardian Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 7/12/18 Description “Going to the far side of the moon is a major technological feather in the cap for China,” said Katherine Joy, a lunar scientist at the University of Manchester. “The Chinese lunar space programme is hugely ambitious.
“It’s going to a place that is really special for lunar science. The impact crater carved a huge hole in the lunar crust and possibly into the lunar mantle. It potentially unlocks rocks that we wouldn’t normally find on the surface of the moon.”
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/07/chinese-spacecraft-attempt-first-landing-far-side-of-moon-change-4 Persons Katherine Joy
- space exploration
- the moon
- Chinese space programme