A lunar day is equivalent to 14 days on Earth, the same as a lunar night. While there are a lot of processes-like waves, volcanoes and wind-on Earth that can create interesting geology, meteorites are pretty much the only thing that can reshape the surface of the moon. Its Lunar rover Yutu-2 has found a gel-like substance with unusual colour, as per reports.
After a tough day's driving, the staff was set to energy down Yutu-2 for a noon nap (to guard it from the solar's radiation) when an engineer observed a small crater close by containing materials with a color and texture barely completely different from the encompassing lunar floor.
The discovery was discussed in a new paper published by Chiense researchers, on Chinese-language site Our Space.
Yutu-2 is about to tackle its 9th day on the moon, so if it finds something noteworthy. ah, I'm sure the Chinese government wouldn't hide that form the world, surely.
Yutu-2carefully approached the crater and then targeted the unusually coloredmaterial and its surroundings.
Scientists have been left scratching their heads over the discovery, since they can only say it is "gel-like" and has an "unusual color".More news: Realme 5 Pro to go on open sale starting today
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The rover examined both areas with its Visible and Near-Infrared Spectrometer (VNIS), capable of detecting light in way which reveals its makeup.
This isn't the first time something outside the usual expectations of gray lunar dust has been discovered on the moon. During NASA's Apollo 17 mission in 1972, astronaut Harrison Schmitt came across orange-colored soil during a moonwalk.
One theory is that the material is an impactite, a substance which is formed when meteors hit an object in space. It was eventually determined that the soil was created during a volcanic eruption 3.64 billion years ago.
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China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover, which successfully landed on the Moon in January, has found something rather odd and perplexing - an oddly colored "gel-like" substance that can't yet be explained.