The Yutu-2 rover has discovered a strange rock on the side of the Moon invisible from Earth – NeeWS

Scientists have just announced a great discovery on the route of the Yutu-2 robot, which has been exploring the surface of the moon for over 2 years. The Chinese assumed that the rover would be fully functional for only a few months, but it is still researching and it seems that the best discoveries lie ahead of it.

Recently, the world has heard about the discovery of a strange colorful rock on the side of the Moon, invisible from our planet (Look here), and now the robot encountered another strange formation on its way. Scientists called it a “milestone” because it has an elongated shape and grows in front of the robot as if it did not come from this world.

And this is probably the case, because scientists from the CNSA believe that we are dealing here with part of a meteorite that hit the surface of the Silver Globe in the von Kármán crater area, which is located in the South Pole-Aitken basin. This area has been explored by the Yutu-2 rover since January 2019 as part of the Chang’e-4 mission.

In these two years, the rover has already traveled 628 meters. That was enough to find something extraordinary. In the following days, the robot is to perform thorough meteorite tests. Scientists expect to obtain data on the history of the formation of the solar system. Perhaps it will be possible to determine where this cosmic rock comes from.

China is thinking more and more about the colonization of our planet’s natural satellite. The Chang’e-5 mission recently returned from the lunar surface, during which scientists obtained regolith for research on Earth. Later this year, another Chang’e-6 mission will be organized. It will also consist in obtaining regolith from one part of the Moon and delivering it to Earth for more detailed research.

Source: / Photo. CNSA

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