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Veritas

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PostSubject: China on the Moon.   China on the Moon. EmptyThu 03 Jan 2019, 5:34 pm

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China lands probe on far side of moon, state TV says
AFP
January 3, 2019

A Chinese lunar rover landed on the dark side of the moon, in a global first that boosts Beijing’s ambitions to become a space superpower.

The Chang’e-4 probe landed at 10:26am Beijing time and sent a photo of the far side of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, which will relay communications to controllers on Earth, state broadcaster CCTV said.

Beijing is pouring billions into its military-run space programme, with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022, and of eventually sending humans to the moon.

The Chang’e-4 lunar probe mission — named after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology — launched last December from the southwestern Xichang launch centre.

It is the second Chinese probe to land on the moon, following the Yutu (Jade Rabbit) rover mission in 2013.

Unlike the near side of the moon that always faces the earth and offers many flat areas to touch down on, the far side is mountainous and rugged.

The Chang’e-4 probe is carrying six experiments from China and four from abroad, and includes low-frequency radio astronomical studies — aiming to take advantage of the lack of interference on the far side.

The rover will also conduct mineral and radiation tests, the China National Space Administration said according to state news agency Xinhua.
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PostSubject: Re: China on the Moon.   China on the Moon. EmptyWed 06 Feb 2019, 8:43 pm

Hi Veritas,
you've been listening to Pink Floyd.
There is no dark side of the Moon except
when we see a full Moon - the far side is dark.
All parts of the Moon receive equal sunlight as it revolves once
approximately every 29 days.
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PostSubject: Re: China on the Moon.   China on the Moon. EmptyFri 22 Feb 2019, 2:41 pm

Not me I never said a word...

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A more accurate term to describe the side of the moon we see is the near side. The side opposite the near side is the far side. The near side will always face toward us, and the far side will always face away. This is true even on the opposite side of the Earth. If you were to fly from America to Australia just to get a look at the moon down there, you'd see the same features you're familiar with back home.

Both the near side and the far side of the moon have a day and a night. Both receive sunlight at certain points of the moon's orbit around the Earth. We just can't see the far side of the moon, even when the sun is shining on it, because the far side always faces away from us.

The album is ok, not a favourite though.

People probably just call the side we never see "dark" because we never see it.

A bit like calling the DARK Arts dark or the DARK Ages dark....
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PostSubject: Re: China on the Moon.   China on the Moon. EmptyTue 05 Mar 2019, 8:37 pm

Veritas wrote:
Not me I never said a word...

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A more accurate term to describe the side of the moon we see is the near side. The side opposite the near side is the far side. The near side will always face toward us, and the far side will always face away. This is true even on the opposite side of the Earth. If you were to fly from America to Australia just to get a look at the moon down there, you'd see the same features you're familiar with back home.

Both the near side and the far side of the moon have a day and a night. Both receive sunlight at certain points of the moon's orbit around the Earth. We just can't see the far side of the moon, even when the sun is shining on it, because the far side always faces away from us.

The album is ok, not a favourite though.

People probably just call the side we never see "dark" because we never see it.

A bit like calling the DARK Arts dark or the DARK Ages dark....


It's caused more by misinformation.
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