China has launched a plan to become the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. The Chinese mission, named Chang’e-4, is the fourth robotic iteration in a decade long endeavour by the country to explore the moon. Photo: Xinhua

2019 China science look-ahead: from moon landing to an AI arms race, four things to expect in the year ahead

  • The Chang’e-4 lunar module is poised to land on the dark side of the moon, and China’s giant space telescope will formally begin operating this year
  • The country is likely to step up efforts to develop its AI capabilities, but on another front – human genetic modification – new regulations may slow adoption
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China has launched a plan to become the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. The Chinese mission, named Chang’e-4, is the fourth robotic iteration in a decade long endeavour by the country to explore the moon. Photo: Xinhua
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