China to collect samples from moon this year

A full moon, also a harvest moon, rises over Halton Hills, Ontario outside Toronto, September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/Files

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe landed on Jan. 3 and transmitted the first-ever “close range” […]

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