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Chinese state media announces lunar rover touched down, but quickly deletes tweet

Chinese state media announces lunar rover touched down, but quickly deletes tweet

Beijing (CNN)There was uncertainty on Thursday as to whether China had landed a rover on the far side of the moon after Chinese state media outlets deleted announcements posted to social media proclaiming the mission a success.

The China Daily announced in a tweet Thursday morning Beijing time that the highly anticipated landing had gone to plan, “inaugurating a new chapter in mankind’s lunar exploration history.”
Minutes later, however, the state news site deleted the tweet, sparking widespread confusion as to whether the probe had in fact had made touchdown.

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