Chinese Lunar Lander Detects Water on Moon

Spectral reflectance data taken by China’s Chang’e 5 lunar lander has revealed low levels of water in the soil and rocks of the spacecraft’s landing site.

IMAGE: Artist’s illustration of China’s Chang’E 5 moon sample-return spacecraft. CREDIT: CNSA/NASA

China is in the middle of an ambitious four-phase lunar exploration program, and the most recently completed step included the landing…



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Beth Johnson

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