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Congratulations, China successfully landed Chang'e 4 on far side of moon! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-1-6 14:55:55 |Display all floors
This is a first.

Meanwhile, the rover Yutu-2 is is doing what it is designed to do, rove and poke around.

China positioned a satellite in such a way that Chang'e 4 can bounce signals off it back to earth and vice versa.


This is a technology demonstor.


I hope China will drill into the regolith to a depth of 2 meters and return to earth a core sample. Or China can test the regolith in situ, just heat it to a few hundred degree Celsius and cool it suddenly close to 0 Kelvin. That should precipitate any gas and water vapor. Be sure to look for isotopes of Helium


Next project, send an automated 3D printing factory up there and print a lego factory blocks, using the same regolith...




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Post time 2019-1-7 15:06:42 |Display all floors
You of course know that He-3 is a strategic energy resource that could incite a war if its exact location is not kept a secret by its discoverer.

Our Earth is protected by its own powerful magnetic field, while the Moon has been bombarded with huge amounts of Helium-3 by the solar wind. It is believed that this isotope could provide a safer form of nuclear energy in a fusion reactor because it is not radioactive and would not produce unsafe end products.

Therefore the Chang'e 4 landing has exacerbated the competition between the first two economies because the dark side is believed to have much more Helium-3 deposit than the front 'lighted' side.

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Post time 2019-5-17 18:04:18 |Display all floors
Let the dice fly high.  Yes!

What's happening to your regolith proposal?

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Post time 2019-5-19 13:59:30 |Display all floors
wchao37 Post time: 2019-1-7 15:06
You of course know that He-3 is a strategic energy resource that could incite a war if its exact loc ...

There is actually no "dark side" of the moon b/c the moon rotates on its own axis.

When I talk about He-3 fusion, it is me taking an optimistic long-view b/c it is too depressing that fusion defines the limit of human ingenuity, and b/c the humanity needs an abundance of energy sources.

I think it is well within China's capability to send a laboratory to the moon to test the regolith for He-3 deposits. Initially it would be ideal to send a couple of Taikonauts along (but in another capsule) to conduct the experiments, and <b>IF</> all turns out well, the lab will have to be automated, with low maintenance.
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