China builds 'artificial moon' for gravity experiment - Space.com
Jan 16, 2022 1 min, 23 secs

The facility, slated for official launch this year, will use powerful magnetic fields inside a 2-foot-diameter (60 centimeters) vacuum chamber to make gravity "disappear." The scientists were inspired by an earlier experiment that used magnets to levitate a frog. .

Li Ruilin, a geotechnical engineer at the China University of Mining and Technology, told the South China Morning Post that the chamber, which will be filled with rocks and dust to imitate the lunar surface, is the "first of its kind in the world" and that it could maintain such low-gravity conditions for "as long as you want.".

This will allow them to iron out any costly technical kinks, as well as test whether certain structures will survive on the moon's surface and assess the viability of a human settlement there.

Atoms are made up of atomic nuclei and tiny electrons that orbit them in little loops of current; these moving currents, in turn, induce tiny magnetic fields!

Apply an external magnetic field to those atoms, however, and everything changes: The electrons will modify their motion, producing their own magnetic field to oppose the applied field.

If the external magnet is strong enough, the magnetic force of repulsion between it and the field of the atoms will grow powerful enough to overcome gravity and levitate the object — whether it's an advanced piece of lunar tech or a confused amphibian — into the air.

The tests completed in the chamber will be used to inform China's lunar exploration program Chang'e, which takes its name from the Chinese goddess of the moon.

China has also declared that it will establish a lunar research station on the moon's south pole by 2029.


1. 8 Eating Habits People with Healthy Cholesterol Swear By — Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not That
May 16, 2022 # health 1 min, 9 secs
2. Twitter will now label and suppress misinformation surrounding armed conflict and other crises - CNN
May 19, 2022 # politics 1 min, 0 secs
3. Travis Scott will return to the stage for first major public performance since Astroworld tragedy - CNN
May 15, 2022 # entertainment 18 secs
4. The moon photobombs a sunset in this otherworldly solar eclipse image - Space.com
May 15, 2022 # science 1 min, 6 secs
5. NBA playoffs: Curry’s Warriors bottle Dončić to draw first blood in West finals - The Guardian
May 19, 2022 # politics 1 min, 11 secs
6. Senadores americanos apontam 'retrocesso da democracia no Brasil' em sabatina de indicada de Biden para embaixada - BBC News Brasil
May 18, 2022 # breaking 1 min, 54 secs
7. Judge temporarily delays execution of man who killed 8-year-old, raped 10-year-old - Yahoo News
May 17, 2022 # politics 22 secs
8. 'Ghost' fossils preserve haunting record of ancient life on a hellish Earth - Livescience.com
May 20, 2022 # science 1 min, 29 secs
9. Elizabeth Olsen Surprises Marvel Fans By Sharing That She's "Never Met" John Krasinski - E! NEWS
May 14, 2022 # entertainment 36 secs
10. How many times can you get COVID? What experts know about reinfection - New York Post
May 18, 2022 # politics 1 min, 34 secs
11. North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2 million - The Associated Press
May 19, 2022 # politics 1 min, 15 secs
12. SNL Takes Dig at Cryptocurrency Investors After Price Crash - U.Today
May 15, 2022 # entertainment 18 secs
13. A call for an independent inquiry into the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - pnas.org
May 19, 2022 # health 6 secs
14. Johnny Depp laughs as Disney executive asked whether he could be paid ‘one million alpacas’ for Pirates role - The Independent
May 20, 2022 # entertainment 54 secs
15. Evanston raises COVID transmission level to 'high' as cases, hospitalizations climb - WLS-TV
May 14, 2022 # health 2 secs
16. Elden Ring Loses Almost 90% Of Its Concurrent Players On Steam - eXputer
May 15, 2022 # technology 51 secs

SUBSCRIBE

Get monthly updates and free resources.

CONNECT WITH US

© Copyright 2022 365NEWSX - All RIGHTS RESERVED