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Chinas rover finds 'gel like' substance on far side of moon.

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#1 spacemunkee

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:27 AM

Hadn't found mention of this being discussed here. But please close and redirect if it has.

Seems very strange to find a gel like substance in such an environment as the far side of the moon. I'm intrigued..

https://www.space.co...-substance.html
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#2 Richard O'Neill

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:41 AM

Yep, the far side has been slimed.



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:52 AM

Israeli tardigrades are reproducing and coating the Moon.


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:22 PM

Slime leftover from the impact of the Lochnar.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:53 PM

I think there was one remark that mentioned the possibility of it being glass.  I'll go with that.  Obviously the probe will need to grab it and find out.



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:14 PM

It's The Blob!

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=TdUsyXQ8Wrs


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 07:13 AM

I think there was one remark that mentioned the possibility of it being glass.  I'll go with that.  Obviously the probe will need to grab it and find out.

Would glass stay in a gel-like state in the conditions on the far-side of the Moon?



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 10:50 AM

Would glass stay in a gel-like state in the conditions on the far-side of the Moon?

It would look like gel, but it would still be hard and brittle like glass.  Molten glass is very viscous and sticky, and will retain that appearance after it's cooled.  In my office I have a chunk of melted sand from an old nuclear surface test, which happens to encase the bones of a rodent that either got too close or was already dearly departed at the fateful moment.  It all looks very much like black wax, until you pick it up.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 11:41 AM

Cool tnx for the explanation.



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 12:17 PM

  In my office I have a chunk of melted sand from an old nuclear surface test, which happens to encase the bones of a rodent that either got too close or was already dearly departed at the fateful moment.  It all looks very much like black wax, until you pick it up.

Wow!  How did you come by that?



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Posted 01 September 2019 - 02:19 PM

Wow!  How did you come by that?

It had been in somebody else's office before mine.  I don't make a habit of wandering around ground zero!  shocked.gif



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 03:07 PM

It had been in somebody else's office before mine.  I don't make a habit of wandering around ground zero!  shocked.gif

I hope it had been there for a few half-lifes...


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 04:25 PM

I hope it had been there for a few half-lifes...

Yeah, it's been dosimetered.



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 03:16 PM

Slime leftover from the impact of the Lochnar.


It's hair gel used by moon maidens.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 05:27 PM

I can't wait until they find coconut oil!




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