Chinese lunar Rover "Yutu-2" resumed work on the study of the far side of the moon

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Chinese lunar Rover "Yutu-2" continued to study the reverse side of the moon

The lunar Rover will continue astronomical measurements and study of the surrounding landscape.

Chinese moon Rover "Yutu-2" resumed work on the study of the reverse side of the natural satellite of the Earth. 

This was announced on Wednesday By the center for lunar exploration and space programs (CLEP) Of the national space administration of China.

As noted on the official page of the organization in the social network WeChat, the device came out of sleep on Tuesday at 11: 45 Beijing time (06: 45 GMT), and less than a day later (Wednesday, 00:11 GMT) activated automatic lander "Chang'e-4". 

During the next, 11th in a row for the current year, lunar day, which lasts two earth weeks, the Rover will continue astronomical measurements and study the surrounding landscape. 

Among the tasks assigned to him-the analysis of the soil structure for the presence of minerals, measuring the level of neutron radiation emitted by stars.

In the future, from Earth, the center's employees will continue to work in high - security mode, as planned.

Their job is to get the Rover to travel as far as possible and get as much research data as possible.

The organizers of the project stressed that China will continue to purposefully reveal the secrets of the reverse side of the moon.

China will make its contribution to ensure that the science of the earth's natural satellite continues to develop steadily. We will use our knowledge, the potential of relevant projects, the strength of China.

Chinese moon exploration project On December 8, 2018, the Chang'e-4 spacecraft was launched from the Xichang cosmodrome in southwestern China, which landed in the Aitken basin on January 3.

The diameter of this giant crater at the lunar South pole is about 2.5 thousand km, it reaches a depth of about 13 km.

The Soft landing on the far side of the moon was made for the first time in the history of mankind and is considered an important step in space exploration.

Thanks to the modern equipment of the module, the world's first panoramic images of the "back" of the lunar surface, obtained from a close distance, appeared.

With the help of "Chang'e-4" in special capsules there were delivered biological samples that are used for experiments. These are seeds of cotton, potatoes, fruit fly larvae and yeast fungi.

The module communicates with Earth by the help of a relay satellite "Queqiao", located in a halo orbit at the Lagrange point L2 and is able to maintain a steady position with respect to both the Sun and our planet.

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