Chinese robotic telescope on the moon lasts longer than expected

Oct

13

2015

The first robotic telescope on the moon lasts longer than expected. The Lunar-based Ultraviolet Telescope is the first eighteen months in the hostile lunar telescopes for good endured and still functioning properly.

Chang & # 039; e 3 pinwheel galaxy The environment of the moon, filled with charged particles and erosive lunar dust that could damage the equipment and can destroy the electronics, ensured that the expectations for the telescope were not too high. The telescope sits on the Chang’e-3 lunar lander. It took cart that had to gather soil samples, the Yutu rover or “Jade Rabbit”, in March this year stopped working.

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