There is however, a far side of the moon, and the Chinese have now landed there.
(Video from The Telegraph)
As I mentioned in the previous post, space exploration seems to be heating up. The latest news is China plopping a lander, named the Chang’e 4, on the far side (AKA the dark side) of the moon.
They’re going to do some pretty far out experiments; growing potatoes in a box, which also currently contain silkworm eggs.
The idea is that the eggs will hatch and their oxygen will feed the potatoes. They hope to discover the effects of low gravity on the growth of vegetables as well as they quality of the silk spun by the silkworms.
They’re planning to start up a cottage industry in outer space potatoes and space silk blouses. …no, not really.
They’re looking to see how viable it is to put a base on the moon from which to explore further reaches of space. They also note, that it is a good place from which to explore space as there is no electrical interference from the Earth on the side of the moon facing away from us.
They released the first image today.