Yutu-2 is about to tackle its 9th day on the moon, so if it finds something noteworthy. ah, I'm sure the Chinese government wouldn't hide that form the world, surely. As per the Yutu-2's "Drive Diary", the team instructed the rover to point its spectrometer, a device that can help in finding the composition of the material, towards the substance. So, the researchers kept the rover awake justa little bit longer, rolling it over to the crater for a better look.
With the help of obstacle-avoidance cameras, Yutu-2 carefully approached the crater and then targeted the substance described as "gel-like".
Launched as a part of China's Chang'e 4 mission, Yutu is a robotic lunar probe that roves around the Moon. According to Our Space, the gel's shape and color was "significantly different from the surrounding lunar soil". The team did, however, share an image of the rover heading for the crater to have a gander at what's inside.
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So far, mission scientists haven't offered any indication as to the nature of the coloured substance and have said only that it is "gel-like" with an "unusual colour".
One theory is that the material is an impactite, a substance which is formed when meteors hit an object in space.
The mission will proceed to conduct scientific assessments on each this discovery and the encompassing lunar floor utilizing instruments like a neutron radiation detector and low-frequency radio detector. It was eventually determined that the soil was created during a volcanic eruption 3.64 billion years ago.
Day 8 (July 25 on Earth) saw Yutu-2 navigating a path through an area littered with various small impact craters. Now, during lunar day 9, Yutu-2 will continue its journey west. Given that the Moon's surface is naturally dry, the rover is likely to have stumbled upon a hardened molten material rather than a slimy, jelly-like substance.