China's Chang'e-5 capsule lands carrying the first fresh samples of moon rock and debris back to Earth in more than 45 years
Chinese Chang'e-5 probe has officially completed its mission - the return capsule touched down in the Siziwang district around 1:30 local time Thursday.
Stowed on board are lunar rocks and soil for what is the first mission to retrieve samples from the Moon since the Soviet Union's Luna 24 project in 1976.
And to those on the ground, the speeding capsule looked like a shooting star with a long trail streaking through the early morning sky.
Researchers were transported to the landing site for a further investigation of the capsule and will move it to a location in Beijing to open the sealed samples.
With this mission, China has become only the third country to have retrieved samples from the moon.
The newly collected rocks are thought to be billions of years younger than those obtained earlier by the U.S. and former Soviet Union, offering new insights into the history of the moon and other bodies in the solar system.
China placed its flag at the landing site shortly after the capsule was recovered.
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Shelley, Stranraer, United Kingdom
And just think Aid from the UK probably paid for the whole thing
Roman , Londinium, United Kingdom
If they are really advancing Humanity's understanding of space further, I congratulate them. Hopefully it gives the EU and USA a kick. To start competing for the new frontier.
Wellow Brook, Welton, United Kingdom
The 'moon' rocks are probably from the Gobi desert.
Davidbm, Hadera, Israel
No doubt scouting locations for new factories
JohnOly, Sydney, Australia
China is getting stronger, be afraid be wary afraid.
zoaxe, Manchester, United Kingdom
They r producing 98% of worlds stuff in there factories fron A class to Z class , still some people are in denial that west has lost to them , only thing we have left is debt ...wake up.
Android Human, Mars city, United States
Wait till they claim the moon
DCheney, Toronto, Canada
Congratulations China job well done....
walshys1, Sydney, Australia
Wouldn't believe anything China said...
Diablo00, London, United Kingdom
Nobody cares what you believe or don't believe in
Louise80York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Honestly don't believe a word they say.
david-latino, New York, Åland Islands
China will do ANYTHING to achieve world domination! Steal ...cheat kill ... Brainwash...
howdydo, town, United Kingdom
They have infected the moon
bodcb, Caper, Canada
Just think, China is only 50 years behind the USA!
les, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
And we still pay them foreign aid
Enoughisenoughaud, Sydney, Australia
50 years behind America...nothing new....
cheeky Monkey, London, United Kingdom
The grapes are a little sour today judging by the responses...
NoBiden, Appleton, United States
This is as real as the results of the US election.
AlexVogue, Sacramento, United States
If there is a virus that hitched a ride with them let's hope they will confine it to their borders this time....
jhal86, Here, New Zealand
China did something good for humankind for once