Chang'e 4 robots send back epic images of moon's mysterious far side
China's lunar lander and rover are sending back amazing high-resolution scenes.
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In case you weren't aware, the moon is tidally locked to the Earth, meaning we earthlings are always staring at the same side of the moon. This doesn't mean, however, that one side of the moon is always dark, as Pink Floyd might have you believe. Because the moon tracks Earth as we rotate, different parts of its surface alternate facing toward or away from the sun.
The high-resolution view that the two robots have been sending back provides an excellent, 21st century look at a place that humans have yet to visit, but could soon.
NASA hopes to send astronauts to the lunar south pole as part of its Artemis effort this decade, and expeditions to the far side might not be much further off. Good thing China is getting that garden started ahead of time.
Watch this: China's voyage to the far side of the moon