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Chinese rover finds lunar nights "cooler than expected"



Temperatures on Moon's surface dropped to a minus 190 degrees Celsius (-310 degrees Celsius) during the first lunar night of the probe, which is "cooler than scientists expected," says National Space Administration (CNSA).

Posted 21:27, January 31, 2019

Updated 2:27 PM, January 31, 2019

BEIJING, China – The Chinese lunar landlord woke up from frozen two-week hibernation to find nighttime temperatures on the dark side of the moon cooler than previously thought, the National Space Agency announced on Thursday, January 31.

The Chang-e-4 probe – named after the Chinese goddess of the moon – made its first soft landing on the other side of the moon on January 3, which was a big step in the Chinese ambitions to become a space superstar.

Temperatures on the Moon's surface fell to minus 190 degrees Celsius (-310 degrees Celsius) during the first lunar night of the probe, which was "cooler than scientists expected," the Chinese National Space Administration said.

Night temperatures recorded a Chinese probe after it became active on Wednesday, after a dream that lasted about two earthy weeks.

They were lower than those recorded in previous US missions close to the moon, said Zhang He, executive director of Chang-e-4 mission, Xinhua news agency.

"This is probably due to the difference in the moonrise between the two moons," he said.

The Rover released from the investigation – named Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit) after the goddess of the moon month – also on January 29 resumed operations "as planned" and will carry out experiments in the Von Karman crater, CNSA says.

Chang & # 39; e-4 is equipped with instruments developed by scientists from Sweden, Germany and China.

His task is to study the lunar environment, cosmic radiation, and interaction between the sun's wind and the moon's surface.

The investigation will now continue with the experiments, says CNSA.

Chang-e-3 Chinese science newsletters, sent late 2013, have lasted over 60 lunar nights and are still in operation, Xinhua said. – Rappler.com


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