The Chinese spacecraft “Chang’e-4” delivered to the moon samples to create the biosphere
BEIJING, 3 Jan. /TASS/. The spacecraft “Chang’e-4,” which informed the first time in history made a soft landing on the opposite side of Earth’s natural satellite, was taken on the moon samples of biological species with the goal of creating a mini-biosphere. This was announced by the Chinese Corporation aerospace science and technology (CASC).
“The vehicle was taken to the moon six species, among which are cotton seeds, rapeseed, potatoes, rezhevichi (lat. Arabidopsis, a flowering plant of the cabbage family — approx. TASS), and fruit fly larvae (Drosophila) and yeast fungi, — is spoken in published on the CASC website reported. — As expected, it will form on the moon mini-biosphere and grow the first flower.”
Earlier CASC stated that the “greening” of Earth’s natural satellite will pass within the framework of the project “the lunar mini-biosphere”, which in 2016 was the best among 200 participants of the competition for the development plan of the first lunar biological project. The project was attended by representatives of 28 universities of China led by scientists from Chongqing University (city under Central authority Chongqing, southwest China). According to the plan for its implementation, the samples were transported to the back side of Earth’s natural satellite in a special tin capsules.
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“The study side of the moon is China’s contribution to the development of the world,” said one of the developers of “Chang’e-4” Shen, Jinjun, his words are quoted by Agency “Xinhua”. “Although we still don’t know that we will be able to find, this study may have an impact on the development of several future generations,” he said. In turn, the chief designer of the China programme for the development of the moon From Weigang said that “the study of the unknown is human nature.” “The study of the moon will not only deepen our understanding of Earth and space, but also of ourselves”, concluded the scientist, his words leads Agency.
Lunar vehicle “Chang’e-4” was successfully launched from the Xichang launch site in southwestern China’s Sichuan province on 8 December. The main objective of the project “Chang’e-4”, consisting of the automatic landing module and lunar Rover is the study of the reverse side of the natural satellite of the Earth. January 3 at 10:26 local time (05:26 MSK) “Chang’e-4” successfully sat on the opposite side of the moon. At 11:40 (06:40 GMT) the machine made the world’s first picture of the surface of the reverse side of the natural satellite of the Earth, shot from close range.