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China's Chang'e-5 lands on the Moon to scratch surface

China's Chang'e-5 probe has successfully landed on the Moon following its separation and descent from a spacecraft in lunar orbit.

The news was trumpeted by Chinese state media and confirmed by enthusiasts looking out for signals from the spacecraft.

More: https://www.theregister.com/2020/12/01/change_5_lands/

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China's Chang'e-5 Moon mission probe touches down
« Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 2020, 23:38:01 »
China's Chang'e-5 Moon mission probe touches down

China has successfully put another probe on the Moon.

Its robotic Chang'e-5 mission touched down a short while ago with the aim of collecting samples of rock and dust to bring back to Earth.

The venture has targeted Mons R├╝mker, a high volcanic complex in a nearside region known as Oceanus Procellarum.

The lander is expected to spend the next couple of days examining its surroundings and gathering up surface materials.

More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-55148998