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China was the first in the world to deliver soil from the far side of the moon to Earth

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun26,2024

China was the first in the world to deliver soil from the far side of the moon to Earth

The module of the Chinese lunar probe “Chanye-6” delivered soil samples collected on the far side to Earth sides of the moon. This was reported by the China National Space Administration.

A capsule with soil, dropped from a probe by parachute, landed in the north of China in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The video of the landing was published by the Chinese TV channel CGTN.

China became the first country to collect and deliver soil samples from the far side of the Moon to Earth. These are the first samples from 1976. Only the USA and the USSR delivered lunar soil to China.

The Chanye-6 mission lasted 53 days. The spacecraft was launched to the Moon from the Wenchang Spaceport on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on May 3.

On June 2, the spacecraft landed in the Apollo Crater in the South Pole area on the far side of the Moon, which was formed nearly 4 billion years ago. .

After collecting soil samples with the help of a drill and a robotic arm, the device took off from the surface on June 4 and went into lunar orbit. The probe spent 13 days there, waiting for the opportunity to return to Earth.

Geologist Zongyu Yue of the Chinese Academy of Sciences  believes that the delivered samples “will answer one of the fundamental scientific questions related to the study of the Moon: what geological activity is responsible for the differences between the two sides.”

in the summer of 2023, for the first time in almost 50 years, Russia launched a rocket with an automatic Luna-25 station, which was supposed to land on the surface of a satellite. However, the station crashed upon impact with the surface of the Moon.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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