China launched its Chang'e 4 lander and rover today from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, as part of a mission that hopes to land on the far side of the Moon. Chang'e 4 is the next in the line of China's Chang'e missions, and would be the first craft to land on the Moon's far side. It demonstrates the competitiveness of the country's space program on the international scene.
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The Moon today is not habitable. It’s covered in potentially killer dust and seemingly dry as a bone. But though it seems wild to think, a new perspective wonders: What if the Moon used to be friendly to life?