Science and Nature :
Thangaraja Palaniappan (Author) Published Date :Dec 02, 2019 19:01 IST
The Far side of the Moon: A Radio Telescope is Active Now
The far side of the Moon is no more a dark area:The mission lander and its Yutu2 (Jade Rabbit 2) rover became the first robotic explorers to achieve a soft landing on the far side of the Moon early of this year, 2019 January. The Chang’e-4 mission, the fourth installment in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, has made some significant achievements since it was launched in December 2018.
The Chang’e-4 has now entered into the next phase of its mission with the support of the new instrument, the latest development, the Netherlands-China Low-Frequency Explorer (NCLE) commenced operation after a year of orbiting the Moon. This instrument was mounted on the Queqiao communicatio