The moon is our nearest cosmic neighbour and natural satellite, yet scientists remain unsure of its history and physical properties.
Chinese space experts have deployed the Yutu-2-rover from its Chang’e-4 orbital craft upon the surface of the moon in a far side location. The landing had caused a minor fracture of the terrain, revealing minerals within the celestial body.
According to experts, the physical characteristics of the mineral collected from the landing had been different compared to usual accretions from the lunar surface.
Follow-up investigations are set to be in the works as scientists attempt to learn more about the evolutionary history of the moon.