China releases new lunar sample data online

China new lunar sample

CHINA’S space agency has published the online database of the sixth batch of lunar samples
brought back by the Chang’e-5 probe.

Researchers and the public can access the Lunar and Deep Space Exploration Scientific Data and Sample Release System via the website —

Here they can apply for data and samples, according to the China National Space Administration.

The Chang’e-5 probe, which returned to Earth on Dec. 17, 2020, retrieved a total of 1,731 grammes of lunar samples, mainly rocks and soil from the lunar surface. (Xinhua/NAN)