Knight of Ni
Location: Valles Marineris
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posted on Aug, 30 2019 @ 02:57 PM
China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover is currently exploring the Far Side of the Moon , all was going as expected until on July 28th when preparing to power the rover down one of the Chang’e-4 team noticed something peculiar , a different coloured area in a crater.
The team decided to change their plan and drive over to the area to investigate , they discovered an unusually coloured “substance” in the crater.
The drive team, excited by the discovery, called in their lunar scientists. Together, the teams decided to postpone Yutu-2’s plans to continue west and instead ordered the rover to check out the strange material
With the help of obstacle-avoidance cameras, Yutu-2 carefully approached the crater and then targeted the unusually colored material and its surroundings. The rover examined both areas with its Visible and Near-Infrared Spectrometer (VNIS), which detects light that is scattered or reflected off materials to reveal their makeup.
So far, mission scientists haven’t offered any indication as to the nature of the colored substance and have said only that it is “gel-like” and has an “unusual color.” One possible explanation, outside researchers suggested, is that the substance is melt glass created from meteorites striking the surface of the moon.
Anyone remember the film “The Blob” ?
edit on 30-8-2019 by gortex because: (no reason given)
life is postponed for the future
one is educated to live in the future and not to live in today….Live in the present.
Even though I can’t really see what they’re talking about in this particular photo.
Does “gel-like” mean something got lost in translation, or, does it mean just what it says?
And if it does mean gel-like… then, whoa!