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In a week filled with exciting space exploration, it seems China just became the first country to land on the far side of the moon, at 2:30 AM Universal Time yesterday.
The Chinese state television, CGTN, tweeted the news, alongside the world's first close up photograph from the uncharted area.
While the Chang'e-4 probe is the first mission to take a photo on the surface of the dark side of the moon, it is not the first photo of the dark side of the moon.
Photo by NASA
The Luna 3 mission took that photographic first in 1959, shown above.
The Chang'e-4 probe will now explore the Von Karman crater, a 112-mile crater that has been previously unexplored.