On January 2nd, China became the first country to land a spacecraft on the Moon's far side (not the dark side) when its Chang'e-4 probe gently touched down the surface. Now, China's space agency has released footage of the landing.
The short video shows the robotic landing over the surface of the moon before abruptly tilting to descend (hovering at one point), before safely touching down in its new home, the Von Kármán crater. There, the country released a rover, Yutu-2, which will explore the area around the country.
The Chang'e-4 probe is the China National Space Administration part of a series of missions designed to explore the surface of the moon. which started in 2007 with the Chang'e-1