Recently, the German scientist Dr. Norbert Losau posted a comment in Le Monde stating that with the continued deepening of current lunar exploration, humanity is entering a new era. Lunar exploration will benefit humanity and will also contribute to the continued development of human civilization. Many people think that the American astronaut who landed on the moon in 1969 was the first time humanity explored the moon. In fact, as early as 1959, the United States and the former Soviet Union began exploring the moon by launching probes respectively. To date, humans have performed more than 70 lunar exploration missions.
From 1969 to 1972, humans have successfully landed on the Moon 6 times and have brought many precious samples of the Moon. Why explore the moon? This is because the moon is the closest planet to us in the vast universe and is also the only natural satellite of the earth. Many scientists believe that the moon is a part of the earth and that there may be many clues about the primitive Earth. found on the moon.
The U.S. Apollo mission recovered 382 kilograms of samples of lunar material from the Moon, which can help us understand the Moon more deeply. Of course, even if we do not explore the moon, we can still understand the moon on Earth, because there are many meteorites on the moon, and even meteorites on Mars. How did these meteorites reach the earth? To put it simply, when an asteroid hits the moon or Mars, the existing rock fragments will be launched into space at high speed and, if captured by Earth’s gravity, can be find on earth.
These lunar meteorites and Martian meteorites that “automatically” reach the earth allow us to know them in the earth in depth. Microbial fossils have been found in Martian meteorites found in Antarctica before, so many people believe this is one of the best evidence of life on Mars. Since the 1920s, humanity is no longer limited to the moon as a probe, but has landed on the moon by itself, turning the moon into a “back garden” for humanity. In addition to NASA’s statement that it will return to the moon in 2024, China and Russia have also stated that they will land on the moon by 2030.
After humanity is restarted to land on the moon, it will also prepare to build factories on the moon to exploit and use the moon’s resources, which is of great importance for the sustainable development of humanity. Humans need a lot of energy to carry out space exploration. The content of the isotope heli-3, which is an ideal raw material for nuclear fusion, is very rare on earth, but the content on the moon is very alarming. This means that if factories are built on the moon in the future, the moon’s heli-3 isotope can become the energy needed for humans. Interestingly, although last year was a new discovery, as early as 2011, German writer Frank Stzting predicted in his novel “Limits” that in the future humans could exploit the heli-3 as energy to the moon.
Of course, there are many precious metal resources on the moon, as well as water resources, that can help humanity build a base on the moon. Let the moon be a true space supply station, which can supply energy to the moon when it goes to Mars or other planets in the future. It can be said that 21st century humanity has introduced its own “lunar age” and that humanity’s dream of “colonizing” the moon in ten years is expected to be achieved. In the future, the moon may become a “space city” for humanity. It is entirely possible for humanity to achieve self-sufficiency on the moon. If all goes well, migrating to the moon and getting permanent residence on the moon is no longer possible. a dream.