The Yutu-2 rover is doing great. It’s been investigating the furthest side of the moon since mid 2019 as part of China’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander mission. It currently has its eyes set on a bizarre looking cube-shaped object it seen in the distance.
Andrew Jones, a journalist who covers the Chinese space program for SpaceNews and Space.com, featured another rover update in a series of tweets Friday. The nickname for the cube-shaped object translates to “mystery house.”
The rover team is wanting to drive over and get nearer take a gander at the object.
Likewise with Yutu-2’s interesting revelation of a “gel-like” substance inside a crater in 2019, don’t become excessively excited for aliens. That substance turned out to be glassy-looking rock. Also apparently, Stanley Kubrick never established a monolith on the real moon, and those metal sculptures that were once extremely popular on Earth haven’t made the trek through space.
Yutu-2’s view of the cube is fluffy and distant, so the object’s true nature ought to become more clear as the rover gets nearer. The most probable clarification is a boulder. This part of the moon is pockmarked with impact craters, which can highlight a lot of chunky debris.
The Chang’e-4 mission represents the first surface exploration of the most distant side of the moon. The rover’s work has assisted researchers with finding out with regards to what’s going on with the geology under the lunar surface.
Try not to hope to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon for scientific data about the lunar far side. China’s wanderer is solar-powered, so it periodically goes into hibernation when it’s dark and afterward returns to work when the sun is out in the Von Karman crater.
Concurring China Daily, Yutu-2 has already traveled 2,756 feet (840 meters) across the moon. Its next hike should reveal some insight into the “mystery house.”