on The 25th of July, during the eighth lunar day of exploration (which extends from that day until the 7th of August), the rover chinese Yutu-2, of the lunar mission Chang 4 , discovered in the hidden face of the Moon a strange substance coloured, "like a gel". Until now, the chinese authorities had not said anything about the amazing discovery.
The unexpected finding caused the scientists of the mission to suspend the activities planned to find out the nature of the viscous material, something never seen before on the lunar surface.
The eighth day of the Yutu-2, according to the publication, authorized by the chinese government to Our Space, which began July 25, with a path in which there are a large number of small impact craters. On the 28th of July, a member of the team that operates the rover, that was verified by images of his main chamber, he saw a small crater that seemed to contain material of a color and brightness different from those of the surrounding surface.do you cast Glass?
The team of control, excited by the discovery, he went to the scientists of the moon. And together, they decided to postpone the plans to continue moving towards the west. Instead, they ordered the rover to move closer to observe the strange material found.
so, with the help of their cameras to avoid obstacles, the Yutu-2 is approached carefully to the crater and showed close-ups of a material of the strange color and texture . With its spectrometer, visible and near-infrared (VNIS), the researchers sought after to reveal its composition.
however, until now the mission scientists have not wanted to reveal the nature of the substance , and they have only said that "is similar to a gel" and has an "unusual color" . According to scientists external to the mission, a possible explanation would be that the mysterious substance out molten glass created from the meteors that hit constantly the surface of the Moon. But the truth won't be known until the chinese authorities decide to make its findings public.Updated Date: 12 September 2019, 03:00