A photo showing Chang’e 5’s landing site. Photo: Handout
A photo showing Chang’e 5’s landing site. Photo: Handout

China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission brought back youngest rock samples ever collected on the moon

  • The samples of basalt rock were formed by a volcanic eruption almost a billion years after samples collected by US and Soviet missions were formed
  • The discovery confirms a suspicion that volcanic activity continued on the moon for much longer than previously thought

Topic |   China science
A photo showing Chang’e 5’s landing site. Photo: Handout
A photo showing Chang’e 5’s landing site. Photo: Handout
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