BBC Focus - February 2019

BBC Focus - February 2019

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China has made theMoon exciting again. At the start of the year, the country’s space agency dropped a lander and rover on the far side of theMoon, a place we’ve photographed but never visited. Named Chang’e 4, the mission is up there now studying the geology of theMoon’s surface. It’s even doing a bit of astronomy, from its uniquely quiet viewpoint. What it finds will help us understand the Moon’s past: how it formed and why the far side is so different from the bit we see. But perhaps more excitingly, Chang’e 4’s roving could tell us what’s in store for theMoon’s future.

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