According to a news release, (https://www.livescience.com/china-far-side-moon-strange-substance.html) the surprising find was made on lunar day
8 , prompting other scientists to either set aside or postpone altogether other plans and focus on what the mission's rover, Yutu-2, found on the surface.
The lunar rover, known as Yutu 2, encountered the unknown material during the lunar day
8 of its mission, which began on July 25.
The rover is expected to subsequently carry out experiments on the surface of the Moon for one lunar day
, which is equal to 14 days on Earth.
It will work for one lunar day
, the equivalent of 14 Earth days, studying rocks and soil on the Moon's surface.
Obviously, fossil fuels and wind power aren't available, but with one lunar day
lasting 14 Earth days, solar power is in abundant supply.
It is designed to function for one lunar day
, which is equivalent to about 14 Earth days.
The lander has a planned mission duration of 1 lunar day
, or 14 Earth days.
During the lunar day
, also lasting 14 Earth days, temperatures soar as high as 127 C (261 F).
It was also initially made known that the strength of the water signal waxes and wanes depending on the lunar day
Figure 5 shows the analyzed temperature profiles of the lunar lander with and without RHU during a lunar day
of 708 h when an SSM radiator of area 0.4 [m.sup.2] was applied.
The four principal moon phases are considered including new moon which is from 1st to 8th of the lunar day
, first quarter which is from 9th to 15th of the lunar day
, full moon which is from 16th to 22nd of the lunar day
, and third quarter which is from 23rd to 30th of the lunar day
The second day is the 14th lunar day
of the dark fortnight - on this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasura and liberated the 16,000 princesses which the demon held captive.