TECH China releases new lunar sample data online


China releases new lunar sample data online


17:25, March 15, 2023

BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- China's space agency has published the online database of the 6th batch of lunar samples brought back by the Chang'e-5 probe.

The lunar samples No. 001 brought back by China's Chang'e-5 probe is displayed at the National Museum of China in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 27, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Researchers and the public can access the Lunar and Deep Space Exploration Scientific Data and Sample Release System via the website, where they can apply for data and samples, according to the China National Space Administration.

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth on Dec. 17, 2020, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the Moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Photo: Xinhua)

The Chang'e-5 probe, which returned to Earth on Dec. 17, 2020, retrieved a total of 1,731 grams of lunar samples, mainly rocks and soil from the lunar surface.

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