Luyuan Xu is currently a postdoc researcher of planetary geology at Macau University of Science and Technology. Luyuan is an enthusiastic scientific writer in China focusing on advancing public understanding of planetary sciences. She can be found as @hiabaraemily on Weibo, Zhihu, and Guokr.
China's fourth lunar mission, Chang’e 4, is expected to begin on May 21 with the launch of a Long March 4C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwest of China. The launch will carry a spacecraft named Queqiao, which will serve as a communication relay satellite between Earth and the lunar farside.