China’s Moon Probe to Seek First Lunar Rocks Retrieval for a Nation Since 1970s

Chris K

Chris K

Chris K
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China plans to launch a moon probe this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth's natural satellite since the 1970s. China's Chang'e-5 probe will attempt to collect 2 kg (4 1/2 pounds) of samples in a previously unvisited area.

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