China lands probe on far side of moon Jan 04, 2019 0 3167 12345 A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first. The Chang’e-4 probe sent a photo of the so-called “dark side” of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, which will relay communications to controllers on Earth. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe mission launched in December from the Xichang launch centre. Unlike the near side of the moon that offers many flat areas to touch down on, the far side is mountainous and rugged. The moon is “tidally locked” to Earth in its rotation so the same side is always facing Earth. Chang’e-4 is carrying six experiments from China and four from abroad. page 4 RELATED ARTICLES MSC Splendida calls on Doha Port Jan 04, 2019 0 1834 Dust storm likely today: QMD Jan 04, 2019 0 1651 Nominal GDP grows 20.4% in 2018 Q3 Jan 04, 2019 0 956 Get a taste of coffee as Kaffeinated fest kicks off at Katara Ailyn Agonia Doha Nearly 70 exhibitors showcasing different coffee shop themes and concepts feature in the 3rd edition of Kaffeinated, which opened at the Katara Esplanade on Thursday. The Kaffeinated Festival being .. graduation of 13th batch of parachute course The Joint Special Forces celebrated on Thursday the graduation of the 13th batch of parachute course. These graduates will form the 14th batch of the candidates of Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College for the 2018-19 .. Pelosi, Democrats retake control of US House Democrats have vowed to pass bills that would end a government shutdown as they took control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Veteran Democratic lawmaker Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the House for .. Djokovic battles through to Qatar semi-finals Djokovic battles through to Qatar semi-finals Foreign funds buy Qatari equities worth $2.5 bn in 2018 DOHA Foreign institutions bought Qatari equities worth $2.5 billion on a net basis in 2018, QNB Financial Services (QNBFS) has said in its latest weekly report. According to yearly data released by Qatar Stock Exchange .. Trump gives no timetable for pull-out from Syria US President Donald Trump has said the United States would get out of Syria “over a period of time” and that he wants to protect the US-backed Kurdish fighters in the country as Washington draws down troops. Trump did not ..