China’s Chang’e 5 lunar mission brought back youngest rock samples ever collected on the moon

Published Oct 07 2021 at 6:00 PM GMT
  • Last year’s Chinese lunar mission brought back the youngest rocks ever found on the moon, international researchers have found.
  • An analysis of the basaltic volcanic rocks collected by the Chang’e-5 probe last December concluded that they had been formed from magma from a volcanic eruption about 2 billion years ago – around a billion years later than the formation of the moon rocks that have previously been analysed.
  • The results confirmed what experts had long predicted based on remotely obtained….



  • Published Oct 7, 2021 6:00 PM GMT