The Chinese dragon, which is competing to capture the natural resources of the world, is now out of sight on the moon (Chang’e-5) outside the earth. China has launched a spacecraft on the lunar surface with the objective of bringing rock samples from the moon to Earth. This is the first expedition to collect samples from the Moon since 1976. A statement issued by China said that the ‘Chang’e-5’ spacecraft successfully landed at the designated location shortly after 11 pm on Tuesday. This Chinese vehicle has also started digging the surface of the moon. This Chinese lander was launched from Hainan Island on 24 November. Let us know what is the secret behind the leap to the moon of China….
Chinese spacecraft will bring samples from the moon in about 44 years
China said the lander sent to the moon would collect samples of two kilograms of rock and dust from the surface in two days. After this, the samples will be sent into orbit and from there these samples will be brought to Earth via ‘return capsules’. As planned, the spacecraft will land in Mongolia by the middle of the month. If this campaign is successful, it will be the first successful campaign to collect fresh rock samples from the Moon since 1976. Earlier, Russia’s Luna 24 mission landed on the lunar surface on 22 August 1976. Then Luna returned with him 200 grams of soil from the moon. In this way, after 44 years on the lunar surface, such a spacecraft has landed and will return from here. This spacecraft is named after the goddess of the moon of Chang’e-5 China.
Two missions already exist on the lunar surface
Two mission missions from China are already on the lunar surface. In 2013, a spacecraft named Cheng-e-3 reached the lunar surface. At the same time, in January 2019, Cheng-E-4 landed on the lunar surface with a lander and Utu-2 rover. It is being told that these missions are still active. This entire mission is being called the most ambitious mission of China. China has spent billions of dollars on this space mission run by the army. China hopes to create a space station for humans to live in space by the year 2022 and that humans can be sent to the moon in the future. This latest mission will give China information about the emergence, development and volcanic activity of the Moon.
China launches spacecraft in ‘sea of storm’
If China succeeds in bringing the sample, it will be the third such country after America, Russia. According to the popular scientific journal Nature, this Chinese vehicle has landed in the ‘sea of storm’ on the moon. This work of extracting samples up to two kilos will last for one day of the moon (14 days of the Earth). According to scientists, this mission of China is technically quite challenging and full of many new things. China is doing this entire mission to realize President Xi Jinping’s ‘Space Dream’. Through this, China, which recently became the space superpower, is trying to keep pace with the US and Russia. To make this dream come true, China is also making more powerful rockets than NASA rockets of America. His intention is to establish colonies on the moon so that an ambitious mission of sending humans to Mars in the future can be carried out.
The treasure found on the moon will be ‘energy’ for 500 years
The moon may prove to be a new ray of hope for a world longing for clean and safe energy. China is eyeing a precious treasure found in large quantities on the moon named helium-3. The discovery of this precious treasure is taking China to the moon. Looking at the rapidly depleting traditional energy resources on Earth, the whole world is looking towards the moon with hopeful eyes. If helium-3 was found on the moon, human energy needs can be met for the next 500 years. Not only here, helium-3 can provide trillions of dollars for China as well as energy. According to experts, if the process of helium-3 exploration starts, the current space economy will grow from $ 400 billion to one trillion dollars by the year 2040.
Why Helium-3 is so important for the world
According to scientists, the use of helium-3 in nuclear reactors will not generate radioactive waste. This will enable the energy needs of the earth to be met for many centuries to come. Helium-3 is already born on Earth but it is very rare and expensive. It is estimated that there are huge reserves on the Moon. The reserves are said to be up to one million metric tons. Only one fourth of this reservoir can be brought to Earth. One expert estimates that one ton of helium-3 may cost around $ 5 billion. 2,50,000 tons of helium-3 can be brought from the moon, which can cost several trillion dollars. China sent its Chang E4 vehicle to search for helium-3. Given this, America, Russia, Japan and European countries are also going to step on the moon. Not only this, Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon company, wants to colonize the moon.