Monday, July 18, 2022

China Releases the most detailed map of the Moon

Astronomy and Outer Space are interesting studies.

China releases most detailed geological map of the Moon to date. The Geological Lunar Map is impressive.

Scientists in China have really released a new geologic map of the Moon that is the most detailed yet. Created by a team led by the Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the high quality image was made using data from China’s suite of Chang’e lunar exploration missions as well as information from other international organizations.

The map is to a scale of 1:2,500,000 and includes 12,341 impact craters, 81 impact basins, 17 rock types and 14 types of structures.

The colours on the image represent different periods on the lunar geologic timescale and the map also includes the locations of the Chang’e and Apollo landing sites.

In 2020 the United States Geological Survey Astrogeology Science Centre released a lunar map with a scale of 1:5,000,000. It took into account information from six Apollo-era regional maps along with more recent data from lunar satellite missions.

Astronomers detect signals from a galaxy far, far away

CNN Channel on Youtube shows the space story.

Astronomers revealed they've come across a mysterious radio burst signal from a galaxy around a billion light-years away with a pattern similar to a heartbeat. CNN's Tom Foreman explains what it could be.

These are truly mind-blowing discoveries. Humans are detecting electromagnetic waves that propagated long before the dinosaurs even existed. It takes a lot of energy to have electromagnetic waves reach a billion light years away. Astrophysics is a wonderful field of study. Archeology is also interesting.

The following is the alien joke:

In outer space, 2 aliens are talking to each other.
The first alien says, "The dominant life forms on the Earth planet have developed satellite-based nuclear weapons."
The second alien asks, "Are they an emerging intelligence?"
The first alien says, "I don't think so, they have aimed it at themselves."