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19 January 2016

China will land on the “far side” of the Moon by 2018 and become the first country to do so

It seems that China is continuing with their efforts to explore and colonize the Earth’s moon. According to reports from new agencies in Asia, the Chinese space agency aims to land a space probe on the far side of the moon by 2018 and become the first country on our planet to do so successfully.

China will send the space probe Chang’e 4 on this expedition, the first of its kind and the first in the history of humanity with such a goal, said Jozhong Liu, director of the Lunar Exploration Center of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.

Liu said that China has the knowledge, science and necessary tools to carry out this mission and is open to cooperate with the international community. The plan is part of an ambitious space race that Beijing has undertaken in recent years, where China also aims to become the first Asian country to send a man to the moon, although it is estimated that this expedition will not take place before 2025.

“There has been no surface exploration of the far side. It is very different to the near side because of the biggest hole in the solar system – the South Pole-Aitken basin, which may have exposed mantle materials – and the thicker lunar crust. I am sure the international lunar science community will be very excited about this mission. Know I am,” said Clive Neal, chair of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, to AFP.

In 2013, the second largest economy became the third country on our planet that managed to land a space probe on the moon, the Chang’e 3, which landed on lunar soil with the ‘Yutu’ probe, a mini rover that is on the moon and continues sending information back to Earth as we are writing this article.

China’s Chang’e 4 space probe is similar to its predecessor the Chang’e 3. However, according to reports, the Chang’e 4, which will eventually touch down on the far side of the moon, will be a larger construction which will allow the spacecraft to carry a larger payload than the Chang’e 3. China is also developing the Chang’e 5, a space probe which will have the ability to get close to the moon, even without a landing site, while it will aim at returning to Earth samples from the moon.

Not long ago, physicist, Pan Jian-Wei explained that China is trying tom Establish a quantum communication system between Earth and Space, meaning that scientists will study and try teleporting information using photons.

According to reports, the Chang’e 4 mission will be to study the geological features on the far side of the moon.

“We believe it’s critical for humanity to become a multi-world species and that our sister world, the Moon, is an eighth continent holding vast resources than can help us enrich and secure our future. The Moon is unique in that its surface has remained relatively constant over billions of years,” wrote Moon Express in its official web page.

by Ancient Code 17/01/2016

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