China finds mysterious "shiny gel" on dark side of moon

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China’s Chang'e-4 lunar rover, which has landed on the moon in January, has found something rather strange and perplexing – an oddly colored “gel-like” substance that can’t yet be explained.

According to Our Space, a Chinese government-sanctioned publication that focuses on space and exploration, the substance is described as "gel with a mysterious luster".

The Yutu-2 rover made the discovery on lunar day eight – July 25 – and so far, the Chinese space agency

"Melt glass" has been created by meteorites according to Space.com.

On July 28, the operating team Chang'e-4 was preparing to power down the Yutu-2 rover for daily maintenance when someone from the team looked at from the main room and found a crater with oddly colored material.

From there, the operating team spoke with lunar scientists, and they decided to keep the rover on and investigate the oddity.

The Chinese Space Agency has been published in the rover's drive diary.

Photos of the Yutu-2 rover and the tracks has been published on the official QQ China Lunar Exploration Project blog.

Only three countries, the US, China and Russia, have successfully "soft-landed" on the moon.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission

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