China’s Yutu 2 rover finds ‘milestone’ on far side of the moon


China’s Chang’e 4 spacecraft are back in action for a 27th lunar day on the far side of the moon, but it’s the discoveries from the mission’s previous lunar day that have scientists excited.

The Chang’e 4 lander and Yutu 2 rover resumed activities on Feb. 6 after hibernating during the severe cold of lunar night, according to the Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua. But one lunar day earlier the rover came across a curious rock specimen which the Yutu 2 drive team began to refer to as a “milestone.”

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