After being shipped away from its lander, China’s most recent lunar rover named Yutu-2, or also known as Jade Rabbit-2, has been observing and exploring the dark side of the Moon.
China’s lunar rover explored more than 190 meters on the dark side of the Moon
The lunar probe has finished its fifth day of scientific examination experiments on the lunar surface and both the lander and the rover of the Chang’e-4 probe went back to inactive mode on Saturday, May 11th, for the lunar night, as said by the Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration.
China’s Chang’e-4 probe was launched on December 8th, the year 2018, and made the first time ever a smooth landing on the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole Aitken Basin on the farther region of the Moon on January the 3rd. A day, as well as a night on the Moon, is similar to 14 days on Earth. The Chang’e-4 lander shifts to the dormant mode when the lunar night comes because there is no solar power. China’s rover has investigated 190.66 meters on the lunar surface until now.
Yutu-2 delivered more than 6.6 GB of scientific data for analysis
Over the time period it landed, the rover has completed pre-settled projects in the cargo, which includes low-frequency radio astronomical examination, mineral compound, terrain, and landscape observation, skin-deep lunar surface composition identification, neutron radiation, and also neutral particles measurement.
By the fifth lunar day, all the scientific tools on the lander and rover on the Moon have been declared to work perfectly. According to the core research team, a total amount of 6.6 GB of scientific discovery has been received from the Moon for analysis.
The Chinese Chang’e-4 mission represents China’s hope to merge wisdom in space exploration with four cargos designed and created by Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Saudi Arabia. More scientific discoveries are anticipated to be disclosed to the large public after additional research.