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China's Chang'e-4 Mission discovers new secrets on the far side of the Moon

R Sinduja

News Editor

China's Chang'e-4 is the first to land on the far side of the Moon, in the Von Karman crater, then deployed Yutu2; to explore the South Pole-Aitken basin, which is the oldest & largest crater on the far side of the moon -1553 miles across. The rover collected crucial data samples on the basin floor that indicated traces of olivine. Researchers suggest that mantle could contain olivine and pyroxene.