China has shared a new image of the mysterious substance on the lunar surface that has puzzled the scientific community for several weeks.
To the untrained eye, it looks like just another photo of dirt, but with each new image, the potential for correctly identifying where the substance comes from and what it really is is growing.
The Chinese lunar rover Yutu-2 touched the dark side of the moon. January 2. Months later, she came across a strange substance during her second crossing of the seven-meter (2-meter) crater.
With this last photo, the current consensus remains the same: that the strange substance is a kind of dark glass that has been formed as a result of meteoric impact. The blast probably pressurizes and overheats minerals on the lunar surface in a material similar to that found by Apollo 1
" I think the most reliable information here is that the material is relatively dark, " Dan Moriarty,
" There seems to be brighter materials embedded in larger, darker regions. although light is likely to shine from a smooth surface. "
Earth is just about to wake up from a planned two-week nap, on a moonlit night, so that the next voyage to the dark crater, which houses a strange, glassy goo, may give more answers – or potentially put more questions.
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