China finds mysterious and strange ‘shiny gel’ on dark side of the Moon
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China finds mysterious and strange ‘shiny gel’ on dark side of the Moon

China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover, which successfully landed on the Moon in January, has found something rather strange and perplexing — an oddly colored “gel-like” substance that can’t yet be explained.According to Our Space, a Chinese government-sanctioned publication that focuses on space and exploration, the substance is described as a “gel with a mysterious luster.”The Yutu-2 rover…

Eminent scientist’s 160-year-old theories aid light wave discovery
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Eminent scientist’s 160-year-old theories aid light wave discovery

Credit: Petr Kratochvil/public domain A previously unknown type of light wave has been discovered by researchers, based on the pioneering work of a 19th century Scottish scientist. Equations developed by renowned mathematician and physicist James Clerk Maxwell have helped to reveal how crystals can be manipulated to produce a distinctive form of light wave. The…

Chandrayaan-2 Mission Nears Landing Stage; Lander Vikram Reaches Closer To The Moon
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Chandrayaan-2 Mission Nears Landing Stage; Lander Vikram Reaches Closer To The Moon

Published on Sep 3, 2019Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram and rover Pragyan have reached closer to the Moon a day after separating from the orbiter on Monday (September 2). The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully completed the first de-orbiting manoeuvre at 8.50 am on Tuesday(September 3) morning.#Chandrayaan2 #IndiaTodaySubscribe to India Today for NEW VIDEOS EVERY DAY…

China’s Lunar Rover Just Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon
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China’s Lunar Rover Just Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon

China’s Chang’e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored, ‘gel-like’ substance during its exploration activities on the far side of the moon.The mission’s rover, Yutu-2, stumbled on that surprise during lunar day 8. The discovery prompted scientists on the mission to postpone other driving plans for the rover, and instead focus its instruments on trying…

Asteroid news: Mineral ’never seen before in nature’ discovered inside Australian asteroid
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Asteroid news: Mineral ’never seen before in nature’ discovered inside Australian asteroid

A metallic meteorite spotted in southern Australia in 1951 has been found to contain the first natural discovery of an iron and carbon mineral. The iron and carbon-rich mineral is also formed during the smelting process which makes steel from iron — but to be recognised officially, minerals must form naturally. Researchers have named the…