Chinese scientists resolved the headline grabbing enigma behind the mysterious substance China’s Yutu-2 rover discovered on the far side of the Moon last year. The explanation is quite mundane, however.

A scientific team from China released their analysis of a dark green, glossy substance that the lunar rover – part of the Chang’e-4 mission – discovered back in 2019, catching the eye of many in the space exploration community.

At the time, a drive team behind Yutu-2 rover described it as something reminiscent of “gel,” which itself sounded unusual given the Moon’s landscape is believed to be dusty and dry, without any sign of moisture found to date. (RT)