The Utah-2 Chinese moon lunar has just sent back new images of a strange substance he found near a small crater across the moon.
Last month, the team behind the lunar rover stated that it had discovered a "colored mysterious substance" as described in the rover's log, which states that "the shape and color of the material is significantly different from the surrounding lunar soil."
A new publication published by the team over the weekend shows new images of the strange substance – though unfortunately it is in the middle of a crater, which makes it difficult to reach.
Images were taken by the camera to avoid obstacles on the rover, which ensures that the rover does not run into anything. The red and green image shapes above are the most likely artifacts of the Roof Visible and Near Infrared Spectrometer, Space.com reports.
Moon glass  So what is it? The best guess we have so far is that it is a piece of moon glass that formed during a meteor shower.
It is likely that Chinese researchers will release more images and readings of the mysterious substance spectrometer in the future. At the very least, it will have to wait for the sun to rise again in order to continue its investigation. And it's about a week from here.
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