NASA will be the first spacecraft to land on the dark side of the moon

NASA will be the first spacecraft to land on the dark side of the moon

NASA is investing in new projects to gather information about darkness, and is preparing for a program to send people back to the moon.

Image of Chang 4 landing on the dark side of the moon. Image: Chinese Academy of Sciences.

NASA has selected three new science projects for commercial lunar cargo service (CLPS) under the Artemis program – a program to bring humans back to the moon. Engadget Reported June 12th. Two of the three projects will land machines in the dark part of the sky. If successful, NASA will be the first to launch a spacecraft at midnight. The mission aims to gather information about this area, which is a destination for future Artemis astronauts.

As of January 2019, no vehicle has successfully landed on the dark side of the moon. At that time, the Hong Nga 4 ship Aitken became depressed and China became the first country to achieve this feat. However, there is still much to learn about the dark side of the moon before sending humans here.

Midnight Seismology, one of the three projects currently selected by NASA, aims to better study the Schrംഗdinger crater. This is a project of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) with the aim of using two seismometers to collect data for months. In addition to studying tectonic activity, the project will explore the effects of asteroids until midnight, and provide more information about the Moon’s structure.

The second project, aimed at the Schrംഗdinger crater, uses two instruments to study the Moon’s materials and internal temperature, as well as its thermal conductivity and conductivity inside the Moon.

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Another project target, the Moon’s Peak, is the Rainer Gamma – one of the most visible lunar vortices as seen from Earth. Experts still do not fully understand what a lunar vortex is and how it is formed. However, they suggest that they are related to the inadequacy of the Moon’s magnetic field. The top of the moon contains a lander and a robot.

All three projects were submitted to NASA last year for cargo and scientific research on the cargo surface. The groups are still in talks with the agency about the money they will receive to make the project a reality. At the same time, NASA aims to bring the devices to their destination by 2024.

തു താവോ (Accordingly Engadget)

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