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Chang'e-5 Sample Removal

Chang'e-5 Sample Removal
Chang'e-5 Sample Removal Chang'e-5 mission personnel remove lunar samples from the capsule that safely carried them through Earth's atmosphere back to the ground. Chang'e-5 collected 1.7 kilograms (3.7 pounds) of material in total, completing the first Moon sample return since the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 mission in 1976. Fu Yifei / Science and Technology Daily

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