Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Soviet rover Lunokhod 2 found after nearly 40 years missing
17.03.2010 17:53
Soviet rover Lunokhod 2 found after nearly 40 years missing

A Soviet rover on the lunar surface, the Lunokhod 2, has been found on the Moon this week by NASA. The Lunokhod 2 was lost 37 years ago and nobody hoped to find it.
      
      The missing Lunokhod 2 was found on images scanned by Phil Stooke from the University of Western Ontario. He saw a black spot near a small crater. South from the object there was 35-kilometre trek left by the rover, what makes it possible to trace the rover's activities.
      
      The rover was sent to the Moon in 1973, and spent there four months. It measured the magnetic field, driving back and forth over the same route to improve the data. It also made pictures of the Moons surroundings and sent thousands of them to the Earth. One day the Lunokhod 2 drove into a small crater, and accidentally covered its heat radiator with soil as it struggled to get out again. That ultimately caused it to overheat and stop working.
      
      www.kp.ru
      


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

A Special Group in the UK will Monitor Financial Flows from Russia
27.01.2019







Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian Music Instruments  Transaero  Archaeology  Russian Cinema  travel to Russia  physics  Vladimir  Russian football team  Ballet Festival  Russia Travel Tips  Immune Cells  Kabardino-Balkaria  Plyos  Dombay  Tulun  Russian tourism  Vladimir Spivakov Invites  Polyany  Russian train  Zhanna Bichevskaya  Exhibitions in Moscow  Fashion In The Space Of Art  Fairytale Places of Moscow  Russian laws  AvtoVAZ   Central House of Artist  Moscow  fashion weeks  Kirov Region  Modern Art  Canada  Russian language  Alexander Abdulov  Russian Choreographers  Moscow Vnukovo  Oxford Catalysts Group  Russian regions  Kozhuhovskaya Line   Samara  St. Petersburg  Moscow Museums  Russian visa  bicycle track  Festivals in Moscow  Pobeda  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  economic crisis  Leah Akhedzhakova  Russian business  Architecture 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites