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China is about to launch its most advanced mission to the moon yet


This Long March 5 rocket will launch China’s Chang’e-5 lunar probe

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China plans to launch its Chang’e 5 spacecraft in the present day, in the first mission designed to convey moon rocks again to Earth in additional than 4 many years.

The uncrewed Chang’e 5 spacecraft will try to accumulate no less than two kilograms of lunar mud and particles from the northern area of the Oceanus Procellarum, a beforehand unvisited space on the close to facet of the moon.

If profitable, the Chang’e 5 return mission will make China solely the third nation after the US and …

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