China releases video of Chang’e-4 probe landing on far side of the Moon

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The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has released a video from its Chang’e-4 probe showing the entire soft landing on the moon’s far side on Jan 3.

‘This video is a combination of more than 3,000 photos [captured by the camera on Chang’e-4 during its soft landing]’ – said Zhang Hongbo, chief designer of Chang’e-4’s ground application system.

The spacecraft made the historic landing at 10:26 Beijing Time on Jan 3, 2019, inaugurating a new chapter in lunar exploration.

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