The Moon, the moon that has accompanied our mother Earth for millions of years, is now in the twilight of its life. But it did not fall silent, but at the end of this life, it existed in another way, bringing us new hope.
Ouyang Ziyuan, the "father of Chang'e" and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said in a recent speech that the moon ran out of its internal energy 2 billion years ago and became an "empty shell". It's like a life that has come to an end and can no longer be rejuvenated. However, he also noted that while the Moon is dead, it is still alive in a special way.
This particular way of being is to observe the Milky Way. Academician Ouyang Ziyuan emphasized that although the moon has no internal vitality, it has unique observation conditions. The Moon has no atmosphere and no light pollution, which makes it a great platform for stargazing. By setting up an observatory on the Moon, we can better understand the distribution of stars in the Milky Way, their movements, and maybe even discover new ones.
More importantly, Academician Ouyang Ziyuan pointed out that although the moon is dead, it still has abundant resources. These resources include rare earths, iron, titanium, etc., especially a substance known as helium-3. Helium-3 is a nuclear fusion raw material, and if used for nuclear fusion power generation, it can solve the energy needs of human society in the next 10,000 years. This discovery has undoubtedly brought new hope to the development of human society.
However, these conclusions are not entirely accurate. They are mainly based on research based on one gram of lunar soil given by the United States. If we had used Chinese lunar soil, would there have been different results? This question leaves more room for our imagination.
He said that although the moon is dead, it is still alive in a special way. It brings new hope to humanity and raises new questions. In this seemingly end of life, we see new beginnings. Let's look forward to more surprises from this new beginning!