China’s lunar rover ‘Chang E-4’ sent to gather information on the unknown parts of the moon will detect the temperature of the set point on the moon during the night. The scientists gave this information on Sunday. The moon mission ‘Chang E-4’ is named after the moon goddess according to Chinese mythology.
The ship had landed on January 3 on the last part of the moon that were never seen from the earth. It is by far the first vehicle to land on the untouched part of the Moon. The successful launch of Chang E-4 is considered to be a long jump in China towards astronomical observation. And it has given considerable strength to his ambitions in making the space superpower.
Circular cycles and rotational cycles of the Moon are the same, so only one side of the moon is visible from the earth, and most of the other side can not be seen. That side of the moon that is not seen from the Earth is called ‘dark side.’ That is, it is called ‘dark side’ due to not being dark but because it is unknown and untouched.
On the moon, one day and one night equals 14 days of the earth
One day on the moon is equal to 14 days of earth and the same length as night. There is a tremendous difference in the day and night temperature on the moon. Scientists estimate that during the day, the maximum temperature can be around 127 degree Celsius while the night temperature may reach below zero to 183 degrees Celsius.
According to China’s official news agency ‘Xinhua,’ China had launched the Chang E-3 in 2013. Even after over 60 lunar nights in the last five years, its scientific equipment is still working properly on its lenders.
Zhang O, Executive Director of Chang E-4 Exploration Project from China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) told ‘Xinhua,’ ‘This is a success, but Chang E-3 was designed according to the temperature figure.’
Zhang said, ‘Without our data about the temperature of the moon, we do not know how nights can be on the moon.’ ‘Chang E-4’ difference between the day and night temperature on the moon Matches, which will help scientists to assess the nature of the Moon’s surface.