This image shows the landing site of the Chang'e-4 lunar probe. (Photo provided to China News Service)
Chinese scientists declared that the landing site of the Chang'e-4 lunar probe has been named as "Statio Tianhe" during a joint press conference by the China National Space Administration, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the International Astronomical Union on Friday.
Three small craters around the landing spot were named as "Zhinyu", "Hegu" and "Tianjin", while the central peak located at the Von Karman Crater was named "Mons Tai".
China's Chang'e-4 probe, launched on December 8, landed on the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on January 3, marking the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the Moon.