(EyesonSci) Chinese Chang’e-5 completes sampling on the moon



A video clip provided by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows the Chang’e-5 probe collecting samples on the moon.

BEIJING, December 3 (Xinhua) – China’s Chang’e-5 probe has completed sampling on the moon and the samples have been sealed inside the spacecraft, China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) announced Thursday morning.

Photo provided by China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows the Chang’e-5 probe collecting samples on the moon on December 2, 2020 (CNSA / Handout via Xinhua)

Photo provided by China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows the Chang’e-5 probe collecting samples on the moon on December 2, 2020 (CNSA / Handout via Xinhua)

Launched on November 24, the probe landed north of Mons Rumker in the Oceanus Procellarum, also known as the Ocean of Storms, on the near side of the moon on December 1 with the task of recovering the first Chinese samples from an extraterrestrial body. ■

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