China launched the probe, which for the first time in the history of mankind has to sit on the opposite side of the moon. So, the probe and the lunar Rover needs to land in the crater of the pocket on the side of the moon that is never visible from Earth.
It is noteworthy that the probe carries a container weighing 3 kg, containing potatoes and seeds for conducting a biological experiment, reports the BBC.
The carrier rocket “Changzheng-3B” was launched from the Baikonur Xichang in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Purpose of the mission is to try to deliver samples of lunar soil to Earth.
Crater Pocket of interest to scientists because it is located within the old and of the object of the moon — pool South pole-Aitken. The researchers believe that it was formed from the collision of the moon with a giant asteroid billion years ago.
The probe must find out the characteristics of the Geology of the terrain and soil composition. The mission will also analyze radiosity on the reverse side of the moon, to explore opportunities for placement of astronomical telescopes in the future.
As he wrote, “FACTS”, two years ago, China made a successful launch of the spacecraft “Shenzhou-11” with two astronauts (taikonauts) on Board. The start was made from the cosmodrome Jiuquan located on the edge of the Gobi desert.
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