As this year was mostly bad news, I wanted to share a bit of positive news. The first mission to collect samples from the moons surface since 1976 (more than 40 years ago) started successfully a few hours ago. If everything goes fine, soon the scientists will have a bit more fresher moon rocks to analyze. The start was live streamed on youtube. The liftoff starts around 54:00.
More about the mission on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang%27e_5
UPDATE: Now we have images from the landing and drilling: