Chinese landing on far side of the moon excites Australian scientists

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Report by Samantha Donovan. China’s ambitious space program made history on Thursday when its Chang’e-4 lunar probe made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon and sent back the first images of the previously unexplored region. Wu Weiren, Chief Designer, China National Space Administration, says it's one of the signature events in the course of the development of their space power. Australians working in the field have praised China's achievement including Dr Alice Gorman, Space Archeologist, Flinders University. Chinese University students are also contributing to the mission by designing a lunar biosphere experiment. Richard de Grijs, Astrophysics Professor, Macquarie University, is working with China and says his colleagues are excited by the landing.


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Period4 Jan 2019

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