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'Hidden' Agenda of China's Mission to Unexplored Far Side of the Moon --"Site of Solar System's Largest Impact Crater"

 

 

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China will launch a mission to land on the dark side of the moon in two years' time, state media reported, in what will be a first for humanity. The moon's far hemisphere is never directly visible from Earth and while it has been photographed, with the first images appearing in 1959, it has never been explored. Earlier reports from the Xinhua news agency hinted that China may be considering the construction of a pioneering radio telescope on the moons virgin far side, which will give it an unobstructed window on the Cosmos that was confirmed this June, 2016 when an agreement was announced between the Netherlands and China, that a Dutch-built radio antenna will travel to the Moon aboard the Chinese Chang’e 4 satellite and usher in a new era of radio astronomy allowing for the study of objects that might otherwise be invisible or hidden in other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

“Radio astronomers study the universe using radio waves, light coming from stars and planets, for example, which is not visible with the naked eye," commented Heino Falke – a professor of Astroparticle Physics and Radio Astronomy at Radboud University. "We can receive almost all celestial radio wave frequencies here on Earth. We cannot detect radio waves below 30 MHz, however, as these are blocked by our atmosphere. It is these frequencies in particular that contain information about the early universe, which is why we want to measure them.”


The  Chang'e-4 probe -- named for the goddess of the moon in Chinese mythology -- will be launched to it in 2018, the official Xinhua news agency reported. "The Chang'e-4's lander and rover will make a soft landing on the back side of the moon, and will carry out in-place and patrolling surveys," according to the country's lunar exploration chief Liu Jizhong.

Beijing sees its military-run, multi-billion-dollar space program as a marker of its rising global stature and mounting technical expertise, as well as evidence of the ruling Communist Party's success in transforming the once poverty-stricken nation.

 

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But for the most part it has so far replicated activities that the US and Soviet Union pioneered decades ago. "The implementation of the Chang’e-4 mission has helped our country make the leap from following to leading in the field of lunar exploration," Liu added.

In 2013, China landed a rover dubbed Yutu on the moon and the following year an unmanned probe completed its first return mission to the earth's only natural satellite. Beijing has plans for a permanent orbiting station by 2020 and eventually to send a human to the moon.

Space flight is "an important manifestation of overall national strength", Xinhua cited science official Qian Yan as saying, adding that every success had "greatly stimulated the public’s... pride in the achievements of the motherland’s development."

 

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Clive Neal, chair of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group affiliated with NASA, confirmed that the Chang'e-4 mission was unprecedented. "There has been no surface exploration of the far side," he told AFP Friday. It is "very different to the near side because of the biggest hole in the solar system -- the South Pole-Aitken basin, shown above, which may have exposed mantle materials -- and the thicker lunar crust". The basin is the largest known impact crater in the solar system, nearly 2,500 kilometers wide and 13 kilometers deep.

The Daily Galaxy via NASA and Beijing (AFP) and Xinhua News Agency

Comments

The story talks about the dark side of the moon, but that is incorrect. It's the far side of the moon, which, in fact, gets as much light as the Earth-facing side. This is a silly mistake that no space-oriented news site should make.

Dark side of the moon? How to travel to the Sun without burning up. Go at night.

Good Luck getting through the Van Allen Radiation Belts. No one has been able to get to the moon yet, even Orion is unmanned and NASA is concerned that the radiation could destroy their equipment. God knew what he was doing when he created the heavens and the earth. He knew that mankind would turn away from him and invent a story about the Big Bang, solar systems, galaxies, and planets. This is the world that God made: ItsHisStory.com/globe

Gen 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

How could the U.S. have put men on the moon in 1969 with the technology that was available then but China won't be able to until at least 2020 or later and Russia won't be able to do so until at least 2030 with all of the technology that is available now ?

It pisses me off that you think you know better than the scientist who not only discovered the belts, but also devised the trajectories that would minimize exposure. So you only know of their existence thanks to this clever chap - but you don't believe the rest of his knowledge?

Whatever you think about your "God" he has to fit in to the facts, not the other way around. What the fuck you are doing on a science page I have no idea, you've already turned you head & intellect away from thought and rationality and supplanted it with fixed ideas from a book written centuries ago.

It is a fact the establishment hides truth from us worthless eaters. Why do you choose to attack ones choice to believe in God? How do you know he doesnt exist? Ever asked Him? I would suggest you try, If your not hearing anything try again. Science proves that we were put here. Have a nice day.

Mr Gizmo:
I find it interesting that you wax emotional when the subject of the Creator looms.
You seem to come unglued and begin to toss expletives around when faced with an intelligence greater than your own.
Can you make a frog?
A tree?
Humble yourself Mr. Gizmo.

Gizmo & SgtShitBag -
God exists. Think about the 6-9 trillion atoms (C,N,O,H, & P) arranged in very specific patterns in the DNA double helix. This doesn't happen by chance in a tidal bowl of soup. It takes energy to break bonds and energy is released when they form. Add to this inherent complexity, entropy from
H = G + S and the random chance probability of forming DNA --> 0.
As for Biblical scripture, those scriptures were written and copied hundreds if not thousands of times. These scriptures were not only copied, they were edited to fit changing philosophies and cultures. The Nag Hamadie (sic) texts reflected the entirely different Gnostic view of God and biblical history. I find the beliefs of the Cathars far easier to take then that of Pauline Christianity.
So there you have it. Both of you are partially correct.

"As for Biblical scripture, those scriptures were written and copied hundreds if not thousands of times. These scriptures were not only copied, they were edited to fit changing philosophies and cultures".

The more than 25000 1st, 2nd and 3rd century manuscript fragments unearthed by archaeologists have supplied evidence to support the fact that the New Testament at least is 98% identical to the most reliable transcripts that almost all bibles are translated from. This is a fact of science. It has not changed over the last 2000 years.

The latter portion of the above quote:
"they were edited to fit changing philosophies and cultures".

This reflects a popular idea that is simply is not true on any level.

Interpretations, however, have changed to fit changing philosophies and cultures.

One should be careful about these matters.

Read -Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell

Silly grown-up men that continue to believe in superstition in a book written by Bronze-Age humans who were woefully ignorant of their surroundings. The day we stop following books that are full of evil, and we are rid of all superstitious beliefs will be a day I celebrate.

re TexasRedNeck

Because NASA doesn't hire rednecks.

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