far side of Moon Current Affairs, GK & News

Glass spheres on the Moon

Chinese rover Yutu-2 recently discovered mysterious glass spheres on far side of the moon. The paper highlighting the discovery was published in Science Bulletin. Key Facts Peculiar morphology, geometry, and local context of the glass globules, collectively, are consistent with being anorthositic impact glasses. As the first discovery of translucent and macroscopic glass globules on ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

China’s Change-5 Lunar Mission to bring back rock samples from the moon

China recently launched the Change-5 Lunar Mission. The mission is the first probe in four decades to bring back rock samples from the moon from its previously unexplored portions. Change-5 is the first probe to land on the far side of the moon. As the rotation and revolution time period of the moon is same, ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

China's Chang'e 4 probe makes historic touchdown

China’s Chang’e 4 probe spacecraft has become the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon. Chang’e 4 is a Chinese lunar exploration mission that aims to achieve soft-landing on the far side of the Moon. The mission aims to deliver samples of Moon rock and soil to Earth. About the Mission: For the first time, ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: