According to a rare update on the mission, the first robots ever to land safely on the far side of the moon are still working.
The Chang'e 4 lander and Yutu 2 rover were set down in Von Krmn crater in January of 2019.
The Chinese calendar's Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, coincides with a mission update that shows that the solar-powered craft is doing well.
News about China's space program.
The Yutu 2 has been driving on the far side of the moon for 3.5 years. The journey has been spotted by NASA.
The rover spotted a rabbit-shaped rock that was initially thought to be a mystery hut. A number of interesting findings have been made on the far side of the moon with the help of Yutu 2.
Our understanding of the far side of the moon can be traced back to the landers.
Because the far side of the moon doesn't face the Earth, China sent a relay satellite out into a different part of the world.
The next Chinese lunar mission is expected to be Chang'e 6. The mission will attempt to collect samples from the far side of the moon, as well as communicate with Earth.
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