The Chinese made a last-minute discovery on the moon. What did they find out? See here

23/02/2022
Credit image: Our Space
Credit image: Our Space

The Chinese made a last-minute discovery on the moon. In other words, the Chinese rover Yutu-2 of the Chinese Chang'e-4 mission discovered "two macroscopic globules" of translucent glass on the dark side of the moon, where it operates. However, it is very important that this new discovery can bring very important data about the formation of the Earth's natural satellite. 

The Chinese rover also sent evidence related to this discovery, 2 images that clearly show the two macroscopic globules. As you can see above, the 5cm scale images each show a glass globule. Even though we have images, there is still no data on the composition or structure of these globules. 

Given the current context and their unique morphology, it is most likely an impact glass molten material based on anorthosite is resulting from cratering events. "Collectively, the peculiar morphology, geometry, and local context of the glass globules are consistent with being anorthositic impact glasses," the researchers write in their paper. 

Selenium anorthosite is a type of rock specific to the Moon, which is present in high areas, formed in the ocean of magma on the surface of the Earth's natural satellite.

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 23 February 2022, at 09:10 am Los Angeles time

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