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China looks at back of the moon

BEIJING – China has a spacecraft in the direction of the back side of the moon launched. It is the first time that a country with such a mission begins. The rocket Long march 3b with the probe, Chang’e 4, departed Friday from a start platform in the South China Xichang.

According to state media, the Aitken crater on the moon the purpose of the trip. The crater is named after an American astronomer. A robot will then be on the surface around the spot to investigate.

The probe is also going to seed. China wants to investigate or vegetables in an enclosed environment, and with less gravity on the moon can grow.

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