Mysterious & # 39; gel-like & # 39; substance on the other side of the MOON is being investigated by China
Mysterious & # 39; gel-like & # 39; substance of & # 39; unusual color & # 39; On the other side of the MOON is being studied by the Chinese wanderer while the nation is trying to identify the bizarre material
- China discovered a & # 39; gel-like substance & # 39; in a crater on the other side of the moon
- Was found last month, but moon robber had to switch off for two weeks
- Yutu-2, from Chang & e-4, woke up and successfully entered the crater
- It has analyzed the mysterious sunbathing, but the findings have not yet been disclosed
China is trying a mysterious & # 39; gel-like substance & # 39; find out in a crater on the other side of the moon.
Yutu-2, the nation's Chang & e-4 land robber, saw the bizarre issue last month, but it had to stop almost immediately and take a nap.
The equipment is turned off for 14 days because the moon night is so cold that it would freeze and destroy the robber if it did not close and protect itself.
After waking up last week, China sent the robber back to the site in an attempt to visualize, obtain, and study the material.
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Yutu-2, the nation's Chang & e-4 land robber, saw the bizarre issue last month, but it had to stop almost immediately and take a nap. It has now returned to the crater, with the greenish hue in this image revealing the location of the substance
A recent report on Chinese social media revealed some details about how the Chinese space agency (CNSA) wanted to detect the material.
Debate raged between mission drivers and scientists and eventually Yutu-2 was sent into the small crater to try to find more information.
A first pass was unsuccessful, but a second attempt brought the machine close enough to study the substance with the spectrometer on board.
It was successfully studied, CNSA revealed, but the exact findings are still a mystery.
A team member who looked at the robber's main camera in August saw the small crater, which appeared to contain material with a color different from the surrounding moon surface, Space.com reported.
After seeing the images, lunar scientists decided to postpone plans to postpone Yutu-2, which translates to jade rabbit, further west.
Instead, the machine was instructed to check the foreign material.
The robber, who is on the moon with the Chang & e-4 lunar probe, carefully approached the crater and then aimed at the strangely colored material.
It was then that the scientists made the strange discovery, although they have so far only said that the substance & # 39; gelish & # 39; wax and an & # 39; unusual color & # 39 ;.
A possible theory suggested by researchers who were not involved in the mission is that the substance is molten glass made from meteorites that hit the surface of the moon.
Pictured, tracks made from Yutu-2, which translates to Jade Rabbit, near the crater where the dust was found on the other side of the moon
The Yutu-2 robber, which landed on the other side of the moon in January this year, found the material last month, but news about the discovery has just been made public
Yutu-2 has a large number of instruments and will be powered by solar panels. This includes a spectrometer that was used to analyze the bizarre find
Jade Rabbit 2 weighs 308 pounds (139 kg) and has six individually driven wheels so that it can continue to work even if one wheel fails. It rolled on the lunar surface of the lander on two slopes and will explore the Von Karman crater in the southern part of the other side of the moon
WHAT DO THE NAMES OF THE MOON MISSION OF CHINA MEAN?
Chang & # 39; e-4
Chang & # 39; e is the moon goddess and wife of god Houyi in ancient Chinese mythology.
Houyi is one of the most powerful mythological figures in China.
It is said that he shot nine suns to make the planet a livable environment for people.
The number four in the name is a more modern nod to the space program.
This spaceship is the fourth of the Chang & # 39; e-missions.
Yutu (jade rabbit) is the companion of Chang & # 39; e in the mythological stories.
This is also the name of the robber on board Chang & # 39; e-4.
Yutu-2 is so labeled because it is the successor to Yutu-1 that was deployed earlier this decade from the Chang & e-3 mission.
Queqiao is the relay satellite and translates to Magpie Bridge.
This name also comes from ancient Chinese mythology.
Queqiao, or the magpie bridge, is a legendary bridge that appears once a year to connect Niu Lang and Zhi Nv.
Niu Lang is a cattle herdsman on earth, while Zhi Nv, or the Weaving Maid, is a goddess in heaven.
The couple met and fell in love when Zhi Nv secretly went to the & # 39; human world & # 39; demolition to play. Their union made the supreme goddess, queen mother of the west, furious.
The couple was banned from living on different sides of the Milky Way.
Every year on the seventh day of the seventh month on the lunar calendar, thousands of magpies moved by the love story of the couples will form the magpie bridge or Queqiao, so that Niu Lang and Zhi Nv can meet.
This relay satellite makes communication possible between the lunar probe and the earth.
China's space organization said earlier that the current mission & # 39; lifted the mysterious veil & # 39; on the other side of the moon, which is never seen from the earth, and & # 39; opened a new chapter in the exploration of the moon & # 39 ;.
Because the spacecraft works on solar energy, it must switch off during a moon night on the moon, when there is no sunlight.
The temperature on a Monday night is approximately -180 ° C (-292 ° F) and can become high during the day, where & # 39; insulating & # 39; components such as the gold-colored layers outside the lander and robber keep them cool.
Results from mission experiments can lead to new insights into the challenges of settlers who can one day colonize our natural satellite.
Israel tried to land on the moon earlier this year, but the mission ended in disaster when the Beresheet spacecraft fell into an uncontrolled descent. So far, only three countries have completed a successful mission to the lunar surface, the US, the USSR and China
A TIME SCHEDULE OF HOW CHINA REACHES THE SIDE OF THE MOON
Chang & e-4 launched from the Xichang satellite launch center in Sichuan, southwest China at 6:30 GMT on December 7
October 24, 2007 – China launches Chang & e-1, an unmanned satellite, in space where it will remain operational for more than a year.
October 1, 2010 – China launches Chang & # 39; e-2. This was part of the first phase of the Chinese lunar program. It was in a 100-km-high lunar orbit to collect data for the upcoming Chang & e-3 mission.
September 29, 2011 – China launched Tiangong 1.
September 15, 2013 – A second space lab, Tiangong 2, is being launched.
December 1, 2013 – Chang & # 39; e-3 launched.
December 14, 2013 – Chang & e-3, a 2600 lb (1200 kg) lunar probe successfully landed on the near side of the moon. It became the first soft-land object on the moon since Luna 24 in 1976.
April 1, 2018 – Tiangong-1 crashed on Earth at 17,000 km / h and lands in the ocean off the coast of Tahiti.
May 20, 2018 – China has launched a relay satellite called Queqiao stationed in an operational orbit about 40,000 miles beyond the moon. This is designed to enable Chang & e-4 to communicate with engineers back on Earth.
The Chang & e-4-moon robber is lifted into space on December 7 from the Xichang launch center in Xichang in the southwestern province of China
December 7, 2018 – Chinese space agency announces it has launched the Chang & e-4 probe into space.
December 12, 2018 – Retro-sockets fired on the probe to stabilize and delay the spacecraft.
December 31, 2018 – The probe prepared for the very first soft landing on the other side of the moon.
Estimated for 2020 – Tiangong 3, a follow-up mission to the Tiangong-2
Before 2033 – China is planning its first unmanned reconnaissance program for Mars.
2040 – 2060 – The Asian superpower is planning a manned mission to Mars.
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