Previous moon landings have only ever explored the side of the moon that faces the Earth, with the far side having only ever been seen from lunar orbits.
"We are pleased that the power equipment of the Chang'e-4 mission is supplied by radioisotope sources of electricity produced in Russian Federation", he said.
"The Chang'e-4 probe, comprised of a robotic lander and a rover, touched down at the preselected landing area at 177.6 degrees east longitude and 45.5 degrees south latitude on the far side of the Moon at 10:26 a.m. Beijing Time", Chang'e-4 team members said.
The six-wheeled rover, known as Yutu 2, isn't pausing to catch its breath, as a newly released photo shows.
China has chosen the name "Yutu-2", or Jade Rabbit-2, for its new moon rover, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced late Thursday.
Donald Trump’s speech on U.S.-Mexico border wall funding
His overarching message, however, was still the same: United States national security depends on stopping immigrants with a wall. Almost half the GOP Senate caucus is up for re-election next year, putting added pressure on them to get the shutdown over with.
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Officials had expected to wrap up on Tuesday, but surprised observers by returning to the negotiating table for a third day. As with previous operations, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the USA operation.
Yutu 2 leaving track marks as it begins to explore the surface of the far side of the moon.
The spacecraft landed at 0226 GMT on January 3 (9:26 p.m. EST on January 2) in the 110-mile-wide (180-kilometer) Von Karman crater, located in the southern hemisphere on the back side of the moon.
Lunar exploration chief Wu Weiren echoed Neil Armstrong's famous quote, telling state media the event marked a "huge stride" for China.
Chang'e 4 is carrying six experiments from China and four from overseas, including low-frequency radio astronomical studies, which aim to take advantage of the lack of interference on the far side.
China's space community is taking pride in the successful landing, which posed technical challenges because the moon blocks direct communication between the spacecraft and its controllers on Earth.
China is only the third country, alongside the US and Russian Federation, to send its own astronauts into space aboard its own rockets, and only the USA and China have the fiscal and technical wherewithal to mount significant long-term programs for exploring space. The other side, most of which can not be seen from Earth, is called the far side, or dark side, because most of it is uncharted.
There have been ups and downs, but since the day I arrived I have given my all to play my part in pushing this club forward. Obviously the Old Firm result was massive for everybody and it was a massive psychological boost for the boys as well.
Kingsbury is reportedly a "serious candidate" for the Cardinals' vacancy, according to team sideline reporter Paul Calvisi. But NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the school had granted approval for Kingsbury to interview with the Cardinals.
Clemson's senior class finishes 55-4, tied with the current Alabama senior class for the most wins by a class in FBS history. A nine-play, 72-yard drive was capped with a four-yard TD pass to Mike Williams, pulling the Tigers back within three.
The Trump administration has put pressure on the World Bank to justify its lending practices, including loans to China. Jim Yong Kim is to step down as the head of the World Bank, sending shock waves through the worldwide aid community.
Trump reiterated on Sunday that the United States would pull its troops out of Syria but suggested the move might not happen soon. Asked Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" whether Bolton's comments were an admission that Trump had "made a mistake", Sen.
The 166th Congress includes the most women in history with 125 total-102 in the House and 23 in the Senate. Jim Jordan confirmed that Sherman had filed his bill, tweeting: 'We knew they couldn't help themselves.
The president has taken heart in China's faltering economy, repeating that it makes Beijing more likely to strike a deal. Hong Kong's Hang Seng climbed 0.7 percent to 25,814.40 and the Shanghai Composite index gained 0.6 percent to 2,529.21.
A US airstrike in Yemen has targeted one of the alleged masterminds of the USS Cole bombing , which killed 17 sailors in 2000. The ship was refueling at the port of Aden in Yemen when suicide bombers attacked in a small boat filled with explosives.
The park has also had to close down some roads due to snowfall because it does not have the staff to sand or plow them. The president's closed door meeting with congressional leaders produced no results, so the stalemate will continue.
In " Simmba ", Ajay Devgn made a cameo appearance in his popular role of " Singham " to rescue " Simmba " from villains. The makers of " Simmba " hosted a success party for their cast and crew along with film industry friends here.
Obiang Ondo Kelly, commander of the Republican Guard, reads a statement on state television broadcast from Libreville , Gabon . Reports from Gabon indicate that the officers behind an apparent coup attempt on early Monday morning have been arrested.
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Brian's a helluva coach and he does a great job and he did a great job with our guys throughout the season and will continue to". There's only one way to do it and that's got to be your mentality". "This has been a special, special year", Wilson said.