China releases new lunar sample data online-Xinhua

China releases new lunar sample data online

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-03-15 17:18:30

BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- China's space agency has published the online database of the 6th 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, where 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 grams of lunar samples, mainly rocks and soil from the lunar surface.