In the journey to emerge as the world's space superpower, China will land its lunar probe 'Chang'e-4' on the dark side of the moon soon. Chinese news agency Xinhua confirmed this news, and they revealed that the space probe is moving into a perfect position to land on the far side of the moon for the first time ever in human history.
It should be noted that the moon is tidally locked to the earth and as a result, it is rotating at the same rate that it orbits our planet. Due to this, the dark side of the moon will be never visible from the earth, and the mystery behind this unknown face of the moon is still unknown. Several previous lunar probes have seen the dark side of the moon, but none of them had landed on this surface.
So, what makes this lunar mission so special? Let us check out...
First extraterrestrials to be grown
Experts believe that the Chang'e-4 probe to the dark side of the moon will result in the birth of the first extraterrestrials. This lunar probe is carrying seeds and insect eggs to the moon, and experts hope to develop these seeds to living creatures in another celestial body outside earth.
The Chang'e-4 mission will also analyze the chemical composition of rocks on the dark side of the moon. Scientists also plan to investigate the solar corona and analyze its radiation characteristics and mechanism from the moon's far side.
Extraterrestrial aliens awaiting humans?
Even though NASA has suggested the presence of deep craters on the dark side of the moon, several conspiracy theorists believe that extraterrestrial aliens are secretly living in this area. These conspiracy theorists argue that aliens have also created a secret military base on this side, and Chang'e-4's landing in this area could bring about dire consequences.
As per conspiracy theorists, the landing of Chang'e-4 in the alien territory may result in an invasion, which may impact the entire fate of humankind. Earlier, Karl Wolfe, a top technician at the Air Force Tactical Air Command headquarters in Langley, Virginia had claimed that he had spotted artificial structures on the moon's far side. The technician revealed that he made this discovery after analyzing the date from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The planned landing site of Chang'e-4 mission is the Von Kármán crater, located in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the Moon. Experts believe that this will be a milestone landing in human history, and it will surely reshape the current human knowledge about earth's one and only natural satellite.