Public lecture:- Sample the Space- Secrets Behind Lunar Soil
The Moon is the closest neighbour of our Earth, causing tides and illuminating the night sky. For billions of years after its birth, it was a lonely planet without visitors until the start of the Space Age.
The first satellite visited the Moon in 1959 when Luna 1 was launched, the first spacecraft landed on the Moon in 1966 during the Luna 9 mission, and the first human landed on the Moon in 1969 when Neil Armstrong made history.
In modern times, the world is experiencing another era of intense lunar exploration, and China has emerged as a global leader in the current expedition. In 2020, the Chinese lunar probe Chang’e-5 made a historic landing on the Moon and collected 1731g of lunar soil back to the Earth. Explore how these samples shed light on Earth’s history, the Moon’s formation and evolution, and the cosmic tapestry of our Solar System.
In an ambitious endeavour to unravel the Moon’s secrets, the research team led by the speaker embarked on a thrilling mission to retrieve lunar soil samples, unearthing a wealth of knowledge concealed within. Join them as they reveal the remarkable story of their expedition, including the challenges, triumphs, and invaluable insights from these celestial treasures. They are now in a new Space Age. They are diving back into lunar exploration with a renewed focus this decade, with the aim of making the Moon our new home in the near future!
地點：香港大學 莊月明物理樓 CYPP3, LG1/F
講者：Dr. QIAN Yu-Qi 钱煜奇 博士 (香港大學 地球科學系博士後研究生、太空研究實驗室成員)
免費講座，惟參加者必須登記，先到先得，2023.10.11 14:00 截止