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What was found on the moon?

What was found on the moon?

NASA has discovered water on the sunlit surface of the moon, scientists said Monday, a finding that could help in efforts to establish a permanent human presence on the lunar surface. Water ice has been found on the moon before, in the coldest, darkest regions at the north and south poles.

What happened to China moon rover?

On 31 July 2016, Yutu ceased to operate after a total of 31 months, well beyond its original expected lifespan of three months. In total, while working on the Moon, the rover was able to travel a distance of 114 meters.

What is the dark side of the moon?

Capturing the dark side The ‘dark side’ of the Moon refers to the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing away from the Earth. In reality it is no darker than any other part of the Moon’s surface as sunlight does in fact fall equally on all sides of the Moon.

What did YUTU 2 find on the moon?

In one of the most important discoveries of its mission, China’s Yutu 2 Rover has found an ‘unusual’ shard on the unexplored far side of the moon. Returning back to exploring the lunar surface, the rover reportedly found a shard shaped rock which is now named “milestone” by the team.

Did China land on moon?

All soft landings took place on the near side of the Moon until 3 January 2019, when the Chinese Chang’e 4 spacecraft made the first landing on the far side of the Moon….Early U.S. uncrewed lunar missions (1958–1965)

Mission Pioneer 2
Launch vehicle Thor-Able
Launch date 8 November 1958
Goal Lunar orbit

What is the temperature on the dark side of the moon?

260 degrees Fahrenheit
During a full moon, however, the “dark side” is truly dark. Scientists estimate that the far side of the moon gets as hot as 260 degrees Fahrenheit (127 Celsius) during the day, and negative 297 (minus 183 Celsius) during the lunar night. China is the first country to deploy a lander to the far side of the moon.

How tall is the Shard on the Moon?

NASA conspiracy theorist Richard Hoagland claims this photograph, taken by the Lunar Orbiter in February 1967, shows a mile-high spire rising from the lunar surface in the distance. Hoagland has dubbed it the “Shard,” and argues that there is no plausible geological explanation for it, so it must be artificially made.

What was the star like object on the Moon?

Hoagland has dubbed it the “Shard,” and argues that there is no plausible geological explanation for it, so it must be artificially made. The star-like object in the image, like others in the zoomed-out image in the previous slide, is the Lunar Orbiter camera’s registration mark, according to Hoagland.

What did China find on far side of Moon?

The elongated shard was described as a “milestone” by the China National Space Administration’s (CNSA) science outreach channel Our Space — and it stands out as the latest example of the fact that the long-observed lunar surface can still hold surprises for intrepid explorers.

How tall is the spire on the Moon?

On Feb. 1, the British news site, Express, reported an “extraordinary claim” — that UFO chasers had supposedly discovered a tremendous, nearly 4-mile-high artificial spire “bursting out from the surface of the moon” (see image above). Bold statement, indeed.