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(Yahoo)   Chinese Lunar Rover may have been damaged because of the Moon's weather (yes, the Moon actually does have weather)   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 79
    More: Strange, Chinese Lunar Rover, rovers, Chinese Academy of Sciences, southwestern China, lunar soil, Earthrise, lunar landing, Xinhua News Agency  
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2014-02-01 03:59:54 PM
i'm no scientician, but don't you need an atmosphere for weather?
 
2014-02-01 04:12:04 PM
The temperature swings are nasty for hardware on the moon.
 
2014-02-01 04:12:19 PM
damn climate change!  When are the moon creatures going to wise up and make changes needed to secure their moon for future generations!?
 
2014-02-01 04:13:09 PM
Lunar warming?
 
2014-02-01 04:14:13 PM

some_beer_drinker: i'm no scientician, but don't you need an atmosphere for weather?




The moon has an atmosphere.

/Its very very thin, but it counts.
 
2014-02-01 04:14:40 PM
i blame the Decepticons!
 
2014-02-01 04:14:43 PM
images.sodahead.com
We broke your toy and we're not sorry we did it.
 
2014-02-01 04:16:24 PM
In other news, China has an active lunar rover. I had no idea.

Also: regolith. It's not weather, but it's pretty hard on machinery, so it seems related.
 
2014-02-01 04:16:50 PM
It is also a harsh mistress.
 
2014-02-01 04:21:16 PM
Oh yeah, they got Moon Rainbows, Moon Snowmen, Moon Lightning, you name it. During Moon Hurricanes the Moon Chicken have to hide in the craters.
 
2014-02-01 04:23:09 PM

Glitchwerks: [images.sodahead.com image 320x320]
We broke your toy and we're not sorry we did it.


That rover most adamantly disagreed with the microwave.
 
2014-02-01 04:25:25 PM
CHINɅ
 
2014-02-01 04:25:31 PM
Sailor Moon unavailable for comment.
 
2014-02-01 04:27:57 PM
I didn't see this in the article (if I missed it feel free to correct).

My thought is the lunar soil worked its way into the equipment. The lunar soil is notorious for messing up equipment. This most likely interrupted the hibernation cycle and the rover will most likely loose power.
 
2014-02-01 04:29:21 PM
Temperature swings on the moon in a vacuum (*) due to its tidal lock orbiting of the earth is now weather?

(*)  3 x 10-15 barhttp://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/moonfact.html
 
2014-02-01 04:30:07 PM
They must have been close to discovering America's great moon hoax.

Slutter McGee
 
2014-02-01 04:32:36 PM
Ahh, let's see, nekkid to the solar wind, no partial radiation shielding cuz practically no atmo plus weak magfield, razor edged glassy regolith-dust, two weeks BLINDINGLY HOT AND SH*TTY, then two weeks BLOODY FKING COLD....

well....Jade Bunny mah friend, them's the breaks.

Your masters bravely rolled the hard six and alas, it seems to have finally ended up snake-eyes.

Space is damn difficult.

Poor lil guy :(
 
2014-02-01 04:36:03 PM
This is retarded. Everyone knows the moon is fake.

It's just some Hollywood trickery.

Wake up, sheeple.
 
2014-02-01 04:37:13 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: In other news, China has an active lunar rover. I had no idea.


Not any more, they don't.
 
2014-02-01 04:41:00 PM

some_beer_drinker: i'm no scientician, but don't you need an atmosphere for weather?


Is your daily high temperature and nightly low temperature considered weather?
 
2014-02-01 04:42:40 PM

RoyBatty: Temperature swings on the moon in a vacuum (*) due to its tidal lock orbiting of the earth is now weather?

(*)  3 x 10-15 barhttp://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/moonfact.html


It's not just that.  Pretty sure it's also the fuzzy "atmosphere" of charged dust above the surface.  Solar wind hits the surface, surface dust is hit and electrically charged by protons.  Dust acquires positive charge, repels itself into a fine particulate cloud hanging above the surface, and you've got tons of stuff just begging for a negative electrical charge to adhere to and screw up anything that's there for too long.
 
2014-02-01 04:44:21 PM
It's no place to raise a kid.
 
2014-02-01 04:46:59 PM
Chinese Moon Rover - it only needed to be made well enough to sell, not to use.
 
2014-02-01 04:49:18 PM

The Green Intern: RoyBatty: Temperature swings on the moon in a vacuum (*) due to its tidal lock orbiting of the earth is now weather?

(*)  3 x 10-15 barhttp://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/moonfact.html

It's not just that.  Pretty sure it's also the fuzzy "atmosphere" of charged dust above the surface.  Solar wind hits the surface, surface dust is hit and electrically charged by protons.  Dust acquires positive charge, repels itself into a fine particulate cloud hanging above the surface, and you've got tons of stuff just begging for a negative electrical charge to adhere to and screw up anything that's there for too long.


That could very well be, and thank you for expanding on it, but near as I can tell, the article doesn't mention any of that and just said "it was cold".
 
2014-02-01 04:49:40 PM
As opposed to figuratively having weather?

Stop using "actually" so much. Looking at YOU, every third person on the Internet.
 
2014-02-01 04:50:56 PM
A little suspicious, the lunar rover is knocked out of commission for a couple of days, just in time for the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday.  "Yup, it's not going to work for a while, everybody might as well go home for the holiday.  Last one out, remember to turn off the lights, and see next week."
 
2014-02-01 04:52:44 PM

TinyFist: This is retarded. Everyone knows the moon is fake.

It's just some Hollywood trickery.

Wake up, sheeple.


Caplicone One!
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-02-01 04:52:56 PM
I think I found the problem......
i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-02-01 04:55:57 PM
The Eagle has randed
 
2014-02-01 04:55:58 PM

Glitchwerks: [images.sodahead.com image 320x320]
We broke your toy and we're not sorry we did it.


this is the obvious cause. all hail the mooninites
 
2014-02-01 04:56:13 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: In other news, China has had an active lunar rover. I had no idea.

Also: regolith. It's not weather, but it's pretty hard on machinery, so it seems related.


Though, we honestly wont known whether the rover survived until the 8th. Which I believe is the next lunar sunrise.
 
2014-02-01 04:56:48 PM
Mayhaps one of our double agents sold them bogus tech.

Payback for sealing our umth generation stealth tech.

Booooya!!!!
 
2014-02-01 04:58:42 PM

Slutter McGee: They must have been close to discovering America's great moon hoax.

Slutter McGee


You're absolutely right. That's why the US/CCCP hybrid super-soldiers garrisoned up there had to take out the rover.
 
2014-02-01 05:06:13 PM
The primary mission was to test the lander as part of their manned lunar program.

They sent the rover along because the unmanned vehicle had plenty of extra payload capacity at this stage of testing.  It was a chance to test doing a lunar ROV deployment for free.

The Chinese space program has come a long way thanks in part to generous assistance from Lockheed Martin Aerospace in the early 1990's.
 
2014-02-01 05:18:05 PM
You mean the shiatty Chinese rover made with shiatty Chinese electronics broke? I'm shocked, SHOCKED.
 
2014-02-01 05:24:31 PM
themoreyouknow.jpg
 
2014-02-01 05:25:36 PM
China? Rover?

I suspect bad driving.
DWA
 
2014-02-01 05:31:06 PM

WelldeadLink: Fuggin Bizzy: In other news, China has an active lunar rover. I had no idea.

Not any more, they don't.


Heh. Well, my lunar rover is a cardboard box with glued-on tinkertoys and colored in crayon. So theirs is a little more advanced than mine, I gotta give 'em credit for that.
 
2014-02-01 05:41:03 PM
The dust on Mars is going to be a big problem too.
 
2014-02-01 05:44:13 PM

Loren: The temperature swings are nasty for hardware on the moon.


If I have to guess moon dust. Those particles are killers of man made equipment. Moon's extreme temp and the dust is actually much harder on equipment than even Mars.
 
2014-02-01 05:46:02 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-02-01 05:48:04 PM
The Moon DOES have it's own freaky weather. During a Lunar sunset, there's a static charge that builds up on the surface and lifts a crapload of tiny lunar dust particles to about three feet off the ground. This phenomena was observed back in the 60's by our Surveyor landers.

astrobob.areavoices.com www.thelivingmoon.com
plasma.colorado.edu
 
2014-02-01 05:51:55 PM

The Green Intern: RoyBatty: Temperature swings on the moon in a vacuum (*) due to its tidal lock orbiting of the earth is now weather?

(*)  3 x 10-15 barhttp://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/moonfact.html

It's not just that.  Pretty sure it's also the fuzzy "atmosphere" of charged dust above the surface.  Solar wind hits the surface, surface dust is hit and electrically charged by protons.  Dust acquires positive charge, repels itself into a fine particulate cloud hanging above the surface, and you've got tons of stuff just begging for a negative electrical charge to adhere to and screw up anything that's there for too long.


Ouch. Nice. I missed that part.
 
2014-02-01 05:54:44 PM

TV's Vinnie: The Moon DOES have it's own freaky weather. During a Lunar sunset, there's a static charge that builds up on the surface and lifts a crapload of tiny lunar dust particles to about three feet off the ground. This phenomena was observed back in the 60's by our Surveyor landers.

[astrobob.areavoices.com image 500x367] [www.thelivingmoon.com image 235x235]
[plasma.colorado.edu image 575x164]


That is so cool and in spite of "knowing everything" I was not aware that that was found  during the Surveyor program. Kudos.
 
2014-02-01 05:59:51 PM
Initial reports indicate that a turn signal left on for 7 hours has drained the battery...
 
2014-02-01 06:15:23 PM
www.angelfire.lycos.com
Did you hear what I said, Hong Kong?

Or shall I turn it up for you?
 
2014-02-01 06:17:40 PM

gja: I think I found the problem......
[i2.cdn.turner.com image 220x172]


they should have sent 10 or so to make sure one worked
 
2014-02-01 06:19:44 PM
Nothing like a hot link fail to ruin your plans faster than Carl with the Foreigner Belt.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-02-01 06:24:54 PM

Robin Hoodie: gja: I think I found the problem......
[i2.cdn.turner.com image 220x172]

they should have sent 10 or so to make sure one worked


I bet they DID. This was probably the only one to land on the moon.

"Wait, you dummy, you mean you forget carry the last bead? Aiya, dah say nei!
 
2014-02-01 06:29:06 PM
Weather isn't climate!!!

The dust is really abrasive too.
 
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