Extremely interesting news comes to us from the surface of the Silver Globe, so far invisible to humanity, where the rover has been researching as part of the Chang’e-4 mission since the beginning of the year.
The Yutu-2 rover sent images of the surface of the Von Karman Crater to Earth. It lies in the Aitken South Pole basin, which has a diameter of 2500 kilometers, was built about 3.9 billion years ago and is one of the largest, but also the oldest objects of this type in the entire Solar System. The latest research shows that in the place where the device is located, the temperature drops to as low as minus 190 degrees Celsius, which is much more than we previously thought.
New discoveries fascinated Chinese scientists so much that they decided to change the route of the rover and point it towards the strange structures that were previously observed from the lander. The robot approached, photographed and examined a strange, colorful substance with a gel-like structure. Unfortunately, the Chinese from CNSA have not yet shared any information about this substance.
We can guess that it is interesting from the point of view of cosmic mining, that they do not want to reveal details about it, so as not to encourage other countries to send the mission to the invisible side of the Moon to explore it. However, world experts rated the images published by the Chinese and explain that it could be molten glass that was formed as a result of a meteorite impact on the surface of our planet’s natural satellite.
The surface of the Silver Globe invisible from Earth is very interesting for astronomers. Chinese scientists want to know if a giant asteroid hit the landing site, and it is commonly believed that this object once covered an ocean of hot magma. As time passed, the ocean cooled, then lighter minerals were carried to its surface, and heavier ones collapsed inside. In this way, a basalt surface was formed that covers olivines and pyroxenes. Cosmic rocks also played a significant role. Hitting the shell, they threw fragments of the mantle to the surface 1337 directory.
A strange, colorful and gel-like substance is in the crater in front of the rover. Fig. CNSA.
Therefore, the Chinese decided to study the Von Karman crater and the entire PSA, which could have arisen in this way and could be the best place to learn the exact chemical composition of the coat. Interestingly, scientists managed to discover only the rudimentary traces of olivine. The results of the research surprised the scientific world very much. Researchers have thought so far that there will be many more. However, this is not a premise that the concept for the creation and development of the Moon is somewhat different than we previously thought. Most importantly, it was confirmed that PSA was formed by the impact of a giant asteroid.
Scientists believe that olivine and pyroxen are much deeper in the mantle because they have been discovered in deeper craters located on the surface of the Silver Globe visible from Earth. The Chinese intend to do more research to obtain new information that will solve this puzzle. Knowledge about this is key. It will allow us to understand not only the formation of the Moon, but also the Earth. In turn, greater knowledge of the planets will contribute to faster and more efficient discovering of new alien worlds on which biological life similar to what we know from our planet can form.
The Chinese Space Agency (CNSA) makes no secret that, in addition to wanting to learn about the past, the formation of the moon, it also depends on checking what natural deposits can be used in planned manned and colonization missions. We remind you that this year the Chinese want to send another research mission to the Silver Globe, and in the next few years we will keep our fingers crossed for them.