The rover is exploring the landing site in the Von Kármán crater on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth, sometimes called “the dark side of the moon” even though it receives plenty of sunlight. The rover is powered by solar panels.
CNSA also shared some intriguing panorama images from the crater, including a ring panorama centered around the lander. The rover is visible with its tracks leading away towards the bottom.
The Chang’e 4 mission is the first to land on the moon’s far side. CNSA is using a relay satellite to send data back to Earth as the lander and rover survey the landscape and study the geology of the area.
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