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Chinese spacecraft launches this week to bring rocks back from the moon – SlashGear

Most samples of moon dust and rocks that are available for scientists to study on Earth date back to the Apollo era, with the last samples being returned from the…

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Most samples of moon dust and rocks that are available for scientists to study on Earth date back to the Apollo era, with the last samples being returned from the moon in the 70s. China wants to change that, and this week will launch the Chang’e-5 probe that will collect material from the moon’s surface and return it to Earth for study. The mission will test China’s ability to pick up samples remotely in preparation for more complicated missions in the future.
If China can recover material from…

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