Hou Xiyun is a professor at Nanjing University's school of astronomy and space science. "There's no doubt that our nation will go farther and farther".
The probe was launched from a ground-level centre in southwestern China last month, and is the second Chinese-created probe to touch down on the lunar surface, following the successful launch of the Yutu rover mission in 2013.
China also shared some images of what the far side of the moon looks like taken by the Chang'e-4 probe. China prepared for this mission by deploying the Queqiao satellite in May 2018. As a result, the moon always presents the same "near" face towards Earth, no matter from what vantage on Earth the moon is observed.
The probe landed at 10:26am Beijing time and relayed a photo of the "dark side" of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, which will relay communications between controllers on Earth and the far side of the moon. The other side, most of which can not be seen from the Earth, is called the far side or dark side because most of it is uncharted.
Yung Kai-leung with a model of the Chang'e-4's camera system. The rover is equipped with a low-frequency radio spectrometer to help scientists understand "how the earliest stars were ignited and how our cosmos emerged from darkness after the Big Bang", according to China's official Xinhua News Agency.
"There are rocks all over the far side that are over 4 billion years old", she said.
China'slunar exploration is an indication of its desire to become a space power.
"This time the Chang'e-4 mission have a very good start". The country has hurried to catch up with the achievements of the United States and Russian Federation as its economy and technology become more advanced.
China has two space stations in orbit and plans to launch a Mars exploration vehicle in the mid-2020s.