Why are 96 bags of diapers left on the moon precious now? The answer was unexpected

The moon is the only natural satellite on earth. Since ancient times, people have a special feeling for the moon. In ancient times, people had different feelings for the moon, the important reason is that it lit up people’s road at night. You know, in ancient times, there was no light or electricity. When people walked at night, they mainly relied on the brightness of the stars and the moon.

After entering the era of science and technology, human interest in the moon has not decreased at all, but has become more intense. At this time, with astronomical telescopes, we can see more clearly the surface of the moon, but also understand that it does not have the ancient people’s imagination of the Moon Palace, lunar man and so on. However, there are many conjectures and legends about the dependence of the moon. The reason is that the moon still has a back that we can’t see.


The moon always faces the earth on one side because its rotation is the same as its revolution. If you want to see the back of the moon, you have to go around the probe, and exploring the moon has become the first goal of mankind after walking out of the earth. For human beings, landing on the moon is the most anticipated wish, which was realized by Apollo 11 in 1969.

Later, the United States completed five manned missions to the moon, realizing the human dream of flying to the moon. After Apollo landing on the moon 50 years ago, many things were left on the surface of the moon, including a familiar flag, which still stands on the surface of the moon. There are also other lunar landing equipment left on the moon. In fact, in addition to these lunar landing equipment and a flag left on the surface of the moon, there is also a large number of things left on the moon. Now these things have become treasures, and scientists are eager to recover them.

Maybe many people are curious: “what has become a treasure after 50 years?” In fact, every one of us has this kind of thing every day. It means eating and drinking Lasa. Maybe many people have already understood that it’s poop? Can this be a treasure? That’s right. It’s what we excrete every day. I believe everyone will not like this kind of thing. It has no value on earth. At most, it can be used as organic fertilizer.


So why did astronauts who had been on the moon for 50 years become babies instead? Does it have any special function? To solve this mystery, we must first separate the environment of the moon from that of the earth. As we all know, the moon has no atmosphere, so its surface environment is close to a vacuum state.

After astronauts enter space, they are different from those on earth in many aspects. It’s very easy to eat and drink Lhasa on earth, but it has become a big problem in space. It’s not so easy to eat or drink water. It’s even more difficult when you need to have a shower after eating and drinking. Fortunately, there are special toilets in the space station or spacecraft. Although it’s not easy, it can still be solved. But if you go out of the cabin for mission activities, what should you do in case of urgent urination or need to defecate? At this time, there is no way to return to the space station or spacecraft to solve the problem.


If it’s just urination, it’s better to solve it, but if it’s defecation, it’s not easy to do. In order to solve the problem of pulling out of the cabin, scientists have developed special diapers, which can effectively solve the problem of defecation and facilitate the extravehicular work of astronauts. Fifty years ago, when American astronauts landed on the moon, they wore these special diapers to facilitate the exploration work on the surface of the moon.

Naturally, the diapers used by astronauts will not be brought back to earth, but thrown to the moon. The United States has carried out five manned missions to the moon, leaving 96 bags of diapers on the moon. It can be seen that Lhasa may work more frequently than the earth in space. This is also determined by the special environment of space, and the activities of astronauts on the surface of the moon are naturally not as easy as those on the earth. We should always maintain a tense state and deal with possible outstanding situations.

Anyway, these 96 bags of diapers have been left on the moon. After 50 years, what changes will they have now? Maybe some people will say, what’s good for research? If it’s really of little research value on earth, it’s different on the moon. One of the most important research goals of human exploration and research in space is life. Scientists have always wanted to understand whether life on earth can survive in space?


Of course, complex organisms may not survive in space, but what about simple organisms like microorganisms? You know, on the earth, the most tenacious vitality is these microorganisms, which can be said to be everywhere, on the surface, in the atmosphere, in the underground world, and inside the human body. There are countless microbes in our poop. These microbes can reproduce and grow on the earth, so can they also grow on the moon?

The existence or continuation of life has always been the ultimate goal of human exploration of space. As early as in the Apollo 16 mission, astronauts took nine kinds of microorganisms to the moon to test whether they could survive. Although only a few days of experimental time, but people’s hopes and attempts never stop. In 2014, the European Space Agency also brought more than 200 kinds of bacteria, fungi and other terrestrial microorganisms into space for 18 months of testing.


They exposed the samples to harsh space conditions. 533 days later, they were surprised to find that not only did some microorganisms survive, but also some maintained normal proliferation. This shows us the hope of surviving in space and searching for new stars to continue life. Today, 50 years later, scientists suddenly think of the 96 bags of diapers left on the moon. Aren’t they wild “laboratories”?

If there are a large number of microorganisms in these diapers left on the moon 50 years ago, the continuation of life may lead to new discoveries in exploration, and the results of this experiment are also related to the possibility of human establishing bases or even cities on the moon in the future.

NASA has announced that it will return to the moon again in the near future. At that time, it will recycle these diapers. The unintentional move half a century ago became part of the experiment half a century later. It has become the richest thing left on the moon. It is possible that human research on the survival of life in space and on the moon will make great discoveries in these diapers. We are looking forward to this day.


The exploration of the moon will be in full bloom in the near future. China’s chang’e-4 probe has successfully landed on the back of the moon on January 3, 2019, completing the feat of human landing on the back of the moon for the first time. Chang’e-5 will also be launched before the end of the year. It will complete the task of mining and recovering the soil and rock on the back of the moon and returning to earth. To prepare for China’s manned landing on the moon in the future, it is possible that for the first time in human history, manned landing on the back of the moon will also be completed by Chinese astronauts.

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