04 January 2019
China's second lunar rover has driven on the far side of the Moon, which is expected to bring more scientific discoveries from the alien world. The new rover, named Yutu 2, or literally Jade Rabbit 2, separated from the lander and descended on the lunar surface Thursday night, leaving the first "footprints" on the loose lunar soil, which will be seen for thousands of years as the moon has no wind or rain. Although the rover of the Chang'e 4 probe looks similar to its predecessor Yutu of the Chang'e 3 probe, Chinese space engineers have made it lighter, smarter, stronger and more reliable.

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