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China Moon Rover Explores ‘Different’ Far Side – New Scientist

These include stickier, more supportive soil on the far side and a greater abundance of rocks and impact craters, according to New Scientist


China's Yutu-2 lunar rover rumbles over the far side of the Moon. Photo: China National Space Administration via Reuters.

 

The first rover to visit the far side of the moon, China’s Yutu-2, has found stark differences between there and the near side, New Scientist reported.

These include stickier, more supportive soil on the far side and a greater abundance of rocks and impact craters. The soil also appeared to more readily stick to the rover’s six wheels.

Read the full report: New Scientist.
 


 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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