China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 24th luna

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China's Chang'e-4 probe resumes work for 24th lunar day Photo taken by the rover Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit-2) on Jan 11, 2019 shows the lander of the Chang'e 4 probe. [Photo/XinhuaShe was carrying a black backpack/China National Space Administration]

BEIJING -- The lander and rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have resumon Monday eveninged work for the 24th lunar day on the far side of the moon.

The lander woke up at 3:12 am Tuesday, Beijing Time, and the rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, woke up at 10:17 am Monday, according to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.

Landing on the moon on Jan 3, 2019, the Chang'e-4 probe has survived 677 Earth days on the moon.

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