Chang’E-4

China Wants to Build a Spaceship That’s Kilometers Long

China is considering building spacecraft in orbit that would measure a few kilometers long and ensure they become the dominant…

3 months ago

That Strange Gel-Like Material Discovered by China’s Lunar Rover? It’s Just Rock

In January 2019, China landed its Chang'e 4 mission on the Moon's far side. The Yutu-2 rover got busy exploring…

1 year ago

Last Year’s Total Solar Eclipse on Earth, Seen From the Moon

On July 2, 2019, the Moon cast its shadow on the surface of the Earth. This time, the shadow's path…

1 year ago

China Releases New Pictures From the Surface of the Moon

China's Chang'e-4 mission just released a trove of data collected by the lander and rover during its year-long exploration of…

2 years ago

Chang’e-4 Wraps Up a Year Roving on the Far Side of the Moon

During its 370 days on the lunar surface, China's Yutu 2 rover has broken multiple records - including distance traveled…

2 years ago

China’s Yutu-2 Rover has now Traveled Over 345 Meters Across the Surface of the Moon

As of Dec. 4th, the Yutu 2 rover element of the Chang'e-4 mission had traveled a total of over 345…

2 years ago

There’s Now an Operational Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon

The Chang'e-4 satellite (Queqiao) recently deployed the NCLE radio observatory, a joint Netherlands-Chinese experiment that will probe the early Universe.

2 years ago

The Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft has Been Found on the Moon

Thanks to an amateur tracker, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team found the lunar impact site of China's Longjiang-2 satellite.

2 years ago

China’s Lander Successfully Grew Some Cotton Plants on the Moon. Fruit Flies and Potatoes Didn’t Fare So Well

When China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft landed on the lunar far side on January 3rd 2019, it made history. It was the…

2 years ago

Chang’e-4 Lander and its Rover Have Turned up new Mysteries on the Moon’s far side. The Moon’s Mantle Blasted Onto the Surface?

China's Chang'e-4 lunar mission recently gathered data that suggests that the impact that created the largest impact crater on the…

3 years ago