China’s lunar rover, Yutu, has made a groundbreaking discovery. Photo: Xinhua

China’s lunar rover Yutu ends 60-year riddle of moon’s mantle with discovery of mineral olivine

  • Yutu’s discovery of olivine helps pave the way for scientists to confirm existence of a mantle beneath the moon’s crust
  • Crystallised mineral likely came from a crater caused by a meteor strike
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China’s lunar rover, Yutu, has made a groundbreaking discovery. Photo: Xinhua
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A July 1969 photo of an astronaut’s footprint on the moon. Photo: AFP

‘Making Nasa great again’: Donald Trump seeks extra US$1.6 billion funding to return to moon by 2024

  • Space agency said US$651 million of the extra funding would go towards a launch system and the design and construction of a new crew capsule
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A July 1969 photo of an astronaut’s footprint on the moon. Photo: AFP
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