When it comes to space exploration, the Chinese space agency has made history and continues to innovate. They have not only become the first country in human history to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon, but they have also grown the first plants on the moon’s surface, paving the way for the settlement of Earth’s natural satellite.
Chinese scientists began documenting the surroundings surrounding their robotic explorers after ensuring that the lander, rover, and the satellite circling the moon, which serves as an intermediary between the lander, rover, and scientists on Earth, are in good working order. After landing inside the Von Karman Crater in the Aitken basin, our solar system’s largest impact crater, the Change 4 mission deployed its lunar rover Yutu-2 onto the Moon’s surface.
What were the outcomes? Stunning photographs and movies of a completely alien landscape that have never been seen by human eyes before.
China’s Yutu-2 Rover has successfully rolled out onto the lunar surface. Image Credit: CNSA.
The Yutu-2 rover exploring the far side of the moon. Image Credit: CNSA.
Chinese scientists will conduct mineral and radiation testing during the flight. Scientists will also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to analyze minerals on the moon’s far side.
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First they’re on the other side of the world, now this
I may be mistaken as I have been out of primary school for roughly 36 years, but doesn’t the moon spin on its axis as it rotates around the Earth? Which side of that spinning moon is the far side? Does the Earth have a far side( we’re spinning too)? Growing plants in space, though; that’s interesting. Are they bringing Earth soil there? Or does the moon have enough minerals and vitamins to sustain plant life if we add an atmosphere? Apparently, I have questions