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China's Robotic Moon Lander Is On The Moon And Collecting Samples

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The American Apollo crewed missions to the moon brought back in total some 840 pounds of pure, uncut, sweet moon-meat. In 1976, the last bit of lunar material was brought to Earth by the Soviet Luna 24 sample return mission, all of about seven ounces of moon soil. Since then we've had no fresh, new moon material to...
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China just landed its Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the lunar surface to collect moon rocks. Watch the smooth landing

China just landed its Chang'e-5 spacecraft on the lunar surface to collect moon rocks. Watch the smooth landing

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A panoramic image taken by Chang'e 5 after it successfully landed. Mons Rümker is visible in the distance.
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China landed a spacecraft on the moon Tuesday as part of its rock-collecting mission, Chang'e-5 .
The probe is set to drill rock samples and send them back to Earth by mid-December.
If successful, it will be the first time a country has brought home moon rocks in more than 40 years.
China's space agency released video of the landing on Wednesday.
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