Scientists plan to use the facility to test technology in long-term low-gravity environments before sending it to the moon, where gravity is one-sixth the Earth. This artificial moon allows them to eliminate any costly technical complexity and identify specific structures that remain on the surface of the moon. In this way, the possibility of the stability of a human habitat on the moon can be examined at a much lower cost.
Graphic Design of China artificial Sun Facilities China Morning Post
However, if an external magnetic field is applied to those atoms, everything changes: the electrons change their motion and their magnetic field to oppose the field Applied, produce. If the outer magnet is strong enough, the magnetic repulsion between it and the atomic field will be strong enough to overcome gravity and suspend the object in the air, whether it is an advanced piece of lunar technology or an amphibian. Additional experiments in this lunar simulator chamber will be used to assist China's lunar exploration program called Chang'e. The program includes Changhai 4, which landed on the moon in 2019, and Changhai 5, which collected rock samples from the moon in 2020. China has also announced that it will set up a research station in Antarctica by 2029.
Cover photo: moon over Chengdu, China
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