Water on the moon twice for China’s sample return mission

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar landing and sampling mission has found water on the moon both through onsite analysis and in materials delivered to Earth.

audacity Chang’e 5 the mission landed on the moon in December 2020, drilling and collecting the youngest lunar samples ever collected. Shortly thereafter, an ascent vehicle took off from the mission’s landing site at Oceanus Procellarum (the Sea of ​​Storms), and the Chang’e 5 samples returned to Earth later in the month. Scientists have now revealed that spectral scanning of the lander’s surface and analysis of samples in labs on Earth both show the presence of water in the area.

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