Korean Peninsula seen at night from satellite. (AP Photo/NASA)
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China will launch a mission to land on the dark side of the moon in two years' time, state media reported, in what will be a first for humanity.The moon's far hemisphere is never directly visible from Earth and while it has been photographed, with the first images appearing in 1959, it has never been explored.China's Chang'e-4 probe -- named for the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology -- will be sent to it in 2018, the official Xinhua news agency reported.In 2013, China landed a rover dubbed Yutu on the moon and the following year an unmanned probe completed its first return mission to the earth's only natural satellite.
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