China's lunar rover Yutu-2 of the Chang'e-4 lunar probe finished its eighth lunar day's mission on Aug 7, driving 271 meters on the far side of the moon.
According to the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration, the Chang'e-4 probe completed mode setting under commands from the Earth at 17:00 and Yutu-2 then switched to dormant mode for the lunar night at 17:50 on Aug 8 Beijing time.
During the eighth lunar day, the Chang'e-4 probe worked well and devices on the lander including the lunar exploration neutron detector, the radiation dose detector and the low-frequency electric spectrometer conducted scientific exploration as planned.
In addition, a large amount of scientific detection data was collected by scientific instruments on the rover such as the infrared spectrometer, the panorama camera, the neutral atom detector and the lunar exploration radar.
The seventh batch of scientific detection data received by the ground application system of the Chang'e-4 lunar exploration project has been sent to the core scientific research team for professional processing and analysis.
(Executive editor: Hao Wen)