BEIJING, Jan. 3 (CGTN) -- China's Chang'e-4 probe successfully landed on far side of the moon at 10:26 a.m. BJT Thursday. This is the first ever soft-landing on this uncharted area.

The Chang'e-4 – which includes a lander and a rover – is now expected to study the mineral composition and shallow lunar surface structure of the moon's far side, as well as perform low-frequency radio astronomical observation.

It will be a key step in revealing the mysterious side of the moon which never faces the Earth.

The Chang'e-4 probe blasted off nearly a month ago on December 8, 2018 from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center.