Rock and dust samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 moon mission in 2020 have spurred the discovery of a new mineral, named Changesite-(Y), officials announced on Friday. Photo: Chinese National Space Agency Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Centre
Rock and dust samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 moon mission in 2020 have spurred the discovery of a new mineral, named Changesite-(Y), officials announced on Friday. Photo: Chinese National Space Agency Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Centre
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Chinese scientists declare discovery of new moon mineral from lunar rock samples brought back in 2020

  • Phosphate mineral Changesite-(Y) was isolated using a series of processes, including X-ray diffraction, according to China National Nuclear Corporation
  • CNNC party official says team measured concentration of Helium-3, a future fusion energy source, in lunar sample for future assessment and exploration

Rock and dust samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 moon mission in 2020 have spurred the discovery of a new mineral, named Changesite-(Y), officials announced on Friday. Photo: Chinese National Space Agency Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Centre
Rock and dust samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 moon mission in 2020 have spurred the discovery of a new mineral, named Changesite-(Y), officials announced on Friday. Photo: Chinese National Space Agency Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Centre
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