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China Lands Rover on Far Side of the Moon

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This is quite the reminder that it has been almost 50 years since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. 50 years!

Makes one wonder why the US hasn't gone back in 47 years.

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The rover later transmitted back the world's first image on the far side of the moon .
Is this right, that there have been no images of the Dark Side from satellites orbiting the moon?
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Congrats to them. No mention of the cost for them. I wonder if they did it for less than the cost of an f-35.
 

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Yes, its all true folks. The chinese landed and low and behold, there was Roger Waters standing there with his bass! See u on the dark side of the moon..
 
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I see stars in that second picture....
The second picture is an artist's rendering, in case you missed that.

"The rover later transmitted back the world's first image of the far side of the moon ."

Bullshit. Radio transmission from the far side of the moon is impossible.
What they got wrong is that images have been taken of the far side of the moon previously. However, this would be the first from the surface. Prior to sending this probe they put a satellite in orbit around the moon to assist with communication.
 

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Is this right, that there have been no images of the Dark Side from satellites orbiting the moon?
No. These may be the first photos taken FROM the far side, but certainly not OF the far side. The first images of the far side were taken by the Soviet Luna-3 satellite in 1959. The early US Ranger and Apollo missions took photos as well. I think our most recent probe is the lunar reconnaissance orbiter, launched in 2009.

It's how they selected the landing site. Same as we did with the Apollo landers and the various Mars landers. Other wise you're just taking a shot in the dark that you'll land in a nice, flat place where you can drive around, instead of on the side of a mountain where you'll just fall over.

And if anyone is wondering about communication, there is a relay satellite up above the moon that has a line of sight both to the lander and the Earth; the lander is not transmitting directly through the moon. Again, pretty much the same as we do with the landers on Mars.
 

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Is the Tesla car there yet? Once that lands should be able to get around the moon fairly quickly
 

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I suppose the Moon Hoaxers and Flat Earthers will tell us the Chinese are in on the huge conspiracy to fool everyone while, in reality, we live under rotating glass domes and sit atop a giant tortoise.
 

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"The oldest and deepest crater on the moon", if they just landed and these are the first pics of the dark side how the hell would they know its the oldest and deepest crater??????
 

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See post 8, or even just any search engine, ArkWv.

The difference between OF and FROM should enlighten.

Golden Regards
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