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Random Rambling Ruminations => Chat => Topic started by: Apophis on Jan 09, 2019, 17:23:53

Title: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: Apophis on Jan 09, 2019, 17:23:53
Has anyone heard much about the Chinese lander on the darkside of the Moon as i don't seem to have seen it reported on and only one picture of it exiting the lander.
Roger
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: RobertM on Jan 09, 2019, 17:46:42
I though it had landed in cheese and sunk without trace...
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: MarkH on Jan 09, 2019, 18:37:28
Nothing new acheived, I can't understand why they did it, muscle flexing I suppose, let's raise an eyebrow when they put men on the moon five decades after the USA.
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: Apophis on Jan 09, 2019, 21:27:03
"Did they????",
Roger
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: MarkS on Jan 10, 2019, 13:00:53
Obviously faked.  The images are showing sunlight on the dark side of the moon!  And how can the radio signals get back to earth from the wrong side of the moon?

Mark
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: Carole on Jan 10, 2019, 13:48:25
Lol.  I wondered that too but I read somewhere that they have a satellite relaying the images/signals.

Carole
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: Apophis on Jan 10, 2019, 13:58:51
yea they launched  Queqiao, a communications satellite, back in May.
Roger
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: The Thing on Jan 10, 2019, 16:20:23
I though it had landed in cheese and sunk without trace...

Nah, it got in a pickle :roll:
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: The Thing on Jan 10, 2019, 16:25:46
Nothing new acheived, I can't understand why they did it, muscle flexing I suppose, let's raise an eyebrow when they put men on the moon five decades after the USA.

They are in the deepest crater on the moon having just completed the biggest fixed dish antenna on earth... And away from a radio interference from earth. Of course they won't tell us about the huge mesh net they dropped on the way down. I think they want to talk to the lgm!
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: MarkH on Jan 10, 2019, 17:22:38
lgm! ????????? What's that?
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: The Thing on Jan 10, 2019, 18:26:40
lgm! ????????? What's that?
Little green men! Don't you know the history of pulsar discovery. (Slightly obtuse, look it up!)
Title: Re: Chinese on the darkside?
Post by: MarkH on Jan 11, 2019, 06:25:10
Ah yes Duncan I remember now, just didn't link the two.