China’s unmanned spacecraft on the moon

Last Updated on June 3, 2024 9:17 am

China’s spacecraft has landed in the remote and inaccessible region of the moon. The unmanned lunar rover Chang’e-6 landed in the South Pole-Aitken Basin at 6:23 a.m. local time on Sunday (June 2), the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said.

The Chinese government said the spacecraft landed in an unexplored area where no one had attempted to go before. That place is known as ‘South Pole Aitken Basin’. It is thought that a large collision early in the formation of the Moon created the giant crater.

On May 3, the spacecraft launched a new mission to the moon to collect precious rocks and soil from the moon. The rover has already managed to extract some of the oldest rocks of the moon from that hole.

Landing the spacecraft on the lunar soil was risky. Because once the spacecraft reaches the far side of the moon, it is almost impossible to communicate there. NASA says it will take three days for the spacecraft to collect the desired materials from the surface of the moon at high risk. Earlier in 2019, China’s Chang’e 4 touched the moon.

Professor John Parnett-Fisher, a lunar geologist at the University of Manchester, explained that many people are very interested in the possibility that there are rocks on the moon that we have never seen before. Rocks collected from the moon will explain the movements of the planets in space.

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