Chang’e-5

  • News HeadlinesChange 5 discovered iron on the moon that was not found in samples from the Apollo mission

    Chang’e 5 discovered iron on the moon that was not found in samples from the Apollo mission

    (ORDO NEWS) — Planetary scientists didn’t find a lot of highly ionized iron in the samples returned by the Apollo missions, but the Chang’e 5 samples changed the picture. At the landing site of the Chang’e-5, a large amount of ferric iron was found, which is largely absent in the samples delivered by the Apollo mission. In samples of lunar soil returned by the Chang’e-5 mission, an abundance of iron…

  • News HeadlinesScientists discover exotic rock fragments in Change 5 samples

    Scientists discover exotic rock fragments in Chang’e-5 samples

    (ORDO NEWS) — The Chang’e-5 mission delivered 1.731 kg of lunar regolith to Earth 2 years ago. Recently, Dr. Zeng Xiaojia, Professor Li Xiongyao, and Professor Liu Jianzhong of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGCAS) identified seven exotic igneous rocks from more than 3,000 regolith particles obtained by the Chang’e-5 mission. This work was published in the journal Nature Astronomy on December 22. Scientists have identified olivine-pyroxenite, magnesian anorthosite, a…

  • News HeadlinesScientists discover impact magnetite in lunar soil delivered by Change 5

    Scientists discover impact magnetite in lunar soil delivered by Chang’e 5

    (ORDO NEWS) — A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences conducted an electron microanalysis of spherical grains of iron sulfide in lunar soil returned by the Chang’e-5 mission and confirmed the presence of submicroscopic magnetite of impact origin. Magnetite plays an important role in planetary science in dealing with ancient magnetic fields and indicators of life. During the Apollo era, some studies revealed the widespread presence of submicroscopic…

  • News HeadlinesChange 5 samples show how young volcanism originated on the Moon

    Chang’e-5 samples show how young volcanism originated on the Moon

    (ORDO NEWS) — A new study by Professor Chen Yi and colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences provides an answer to the question of how young volcanism on the Moon began. The researchers found that lowering the melting point of the mantle due to the presence of low-melting components could lead to early lunar volcanism. Their findings were published in the journal Science Advances on October 21. The lunar…

  • News HeadlinesChinese rover Change 5 detects signs of water on the moon

    Chinese rover “Chang’e-5” detects signs of water on the moon

    (ORDO NEWS) — The presence of water had previously been confirmed by remote sensing, but now the lander has found signs of water in the rocks and soil. For the first time in history, the Chinese lunar lander Chang’e-5 has found evidence of water on the lunar surface. Instrumentation aboard the lunar lander measured the spectral reflections of the regolith and rocks and detected water in situ for the first…

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    Takeoff module “Chang’e-5” crashed on the surface of the moon

    (ORDO NEWS) — The takeoff module of the Chinese lunar mission “Chang’e-5” was directed by specialists to the surface of a natural satellite and crashed against it. As noted, this was done on purpose – the device did its job, delivering the service module and the capsule with the lunar soil into orbit, and returned to the surface so as not to clog the orbit. The decision was made in…