China’s lunar probe Chang’e 5 to bring back moon rocks from unexplored area

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar probe is set to bring back moon rocks from an unexplored area of the moon, marking a major milestone in the country’s ambitious space program..

The Chang’e 5 probe, which includes a lander, ascender, and return capsule, was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on Hainan Island on November 24, 2020. After successfully entering lunar orbit, the probe deployed its lander, which touched down on the moon on December 2, 2020..

The lander is equipped with a drill and a robotic arm, which will be used to collect lunar samples from an area known as the Oceanus Procellarum, or .

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