18 June 2020
China's lunar rover Yutu 2 and Chang'e 4 lander were awakened autonomously on 15 June and entered their 19th lunar day of activity on the far side of the Moon. Based on the data obtained on the 17th lunar day, the Yutu-2 science team identified a nearby crater for examination. With a small diameter of about 1.3 meters and a depth of not more than 20 centimeters, the crater was found at about three meters southwest of the current position of the Yutu-2 lunar rover. There are reflective materials in the center of the crater, which is obviously different from the brightness of the surrounding moon soil. Since the two deep-space antennas in Jiamusi and Kashi have been undergoing upgrades for the imminent Tianwen 1 Mars mission, operations with the CE-4 mission have been limited during the last month.
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