Mysterious Structures On The MOON . While astronomers and the curious have looked up at the moon for millennia, we only got our first look at the far side of the moon in 1959 via the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft sent back images. The Soviets equipped the Zond 3 with extremely useful technologies, equipping the spacecraft with two cameras, infrared and ultraviolet spectrometers, a magnetometer, a cosmic ray detector, a solar particle detector, and a meteoroid detector.

The far side of the Moon is the hemisphere of the Moon that always faces away from Earth.

Chang'e 4's historic mission across the dark side of the moon continues. Zond 3 was meant to reach Mars, and photographing the far side of the moon was a secondary objective for the Soviet Spacecraft. The Chinese Yutu 2 lunar rover takes its first drive on the far side of the moon in this photo from the Chang'e 4 lander on Jan. 3, 2019. China’s Yutu 2 rover on the far side of the moon. They say it was filmed by the Apollo Astronauts and a number of probes on the flyby missions. Moon Alien Base Mysterious Structures On The MOON “Luna Base,” according to many UFOlogists is a newly discovered ancient Alien base on the far side of the Moon (e.g., the side we never see). This image was released by Chinese space officials Friday, Jan. 11. Credit: CNSA/CLEP.