"Since the far side of the moon is shielded from electromagnetic interference from the Earth, it's an ideal place to research the space environment and solar bursts, and the probe can "listen" to the deeper reaches of the cosmos", said Tongjie Liu, deputy director of the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center for the China National Space Administration.
If successful, the mission scheduled to blast off aboard a Long March 3B rocket will propel the Chinese space program to a leading position in one of the most important areas of lunar exploration.
It may also carry plant seeds and silkworm eggs, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
Because the Moon is tidally locked with Earth-its day is the same length as its orbit-there's a far side that never faces toward us.
This article was originally published by Futurism. Here, the satellite will be able to constantly transmit communications between mission controllers on Earth and the lander-rover on the lunar surface.
Chang'e-2, launched in 2010, created a full lunar map with a resolution of 7 meters, as well as images of the Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, with a resolution of 1.5 meters, showing the details of the proposed landing site of Chang'e-3.
The mission will explore the composition of the Moon's largest impact crater, called the Von Kármán crater, which is 115 miles across (186 kilometres).
The objective of the mission is to deliver samples of lunar soil to Earth. But China will become the first country to land a probe on the dark side of the satellite. The scientific instruments on its lander are still operating, making Chang'e-3 the longest working man-made probe on the moon.
In orbit, the relay satellite can "see" both the earth and the far side of the moon. Its program also suffered a rare setback previous year with the dialed launch of its Long March 5 rocket.
This led to the decision to shutter the network, with Google first saying that it would turn off access in August of next year. The latest security issue has now sped up that timeline, with plans to kill the consumer version of Google+ for good in April.
The agreement allows Altria to nominate four directors to Cronos' board of directors, including one independent director. The maker of Marlboro cigarettes would acquire a 45 per cent ownership stake in Cronos under the initial investment.
Earlier, police said they had discovered a female body "in a state of decomposition" near where Stefaniak was last seen. She also texted that it was pouring rain and that the power was out. "She's a great person". "Nothing happens there.
While the vaccine is not ideal , it greatly reduces the chances of getting the flu and lessens the severity should one get ill. It was the 20th pediatric flu death recorded in MS since pediatric flu deaths became reportable during the 2008-09 flu season.
SpaceX was scheduled to launch the Falcon 9 carrying the supplies on Tuesday but delayed the launch until Wednesday. Wednesday's launch was called CRS-16, because it is the sixteenth of twenty awarded by NASA to SpaceX.
The southern half of Arkansas will get caught up in a similar situation as East Texas , with flash flooding possible. Ocean County, as well as portions of Atlantic and Burlington counties, may see some light snow Wednesday.
A subsequent email suggests users wouldn't need to be prompted to give permission for this feature to be activated. The materials had been under seal in the United States as part of a lawsuit in California with an app developer.
Commissioner Luck emphasized that they are committed to "listening to the fans" and keeping each game well under three hours. XFL domain names for several other cities have reportedly been registered, hinting at possible future expansion.
Service providers are working on 5G rollouts across the US. "I have nothing to say to 5G skeptics", added Palmer during a Q&A. All of this results in 5G smartphones that can deliver blazing multi-gigabit speeds to users around the world.
In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs
That move increased the chances that the United States measure will be adopted, as well as the Palestinian-drafted resolution. This is a decision meant purely to disrupt the adoption of the resolution that the United States has put forward.
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