For the first time in history, a space mission has touched down on the far side of the moon. China’s Chang’e-4 probe landed in the oldest and deepest basin on the moon’s surface.

One challenge of sending a probe to the moon’s far side is communicating with it from Earth, so China launched a relay satellite in May to enable Chang’e 4 to send back information.

In this photo provided Jan. 3, 2019, by China National Space Administration via Xinhua News Agency, the first image of the moon’s far side taken by China’s Chang’e-4 probe.

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