Sunday, 07 March, 2021


China's lunar sampler lands in Mongolia with Moon dust onboard

The rest of the Chang 5 mission moves to Earth the color green and the image of the mission’s previous path around the moon red. Credit CNSA The rest of the Chang 5 mission moves to Earth the color green and the image of the mission’s previous path around the moon red. Credit CNSA
Kristine Garrett | 17 December, 2020, 12:40

That has prevented China from taking part in the International Space Station, something it has sought to compensate for with the launching of an experimental space station and plans to complete a permanent orbiting outpost within the next two years.

China National Space Administration said in a social media post that the return capsule landed in northern China on Wednesday in the Inner Mongolia region after separating from the rest of the spacecraft and floating down on parachutes. This is the first delivery from the Moon since 1976, when the Soviet Union's robotic Luna 24 probe brought back lunar samples.

The Chang'e-5 lunar probe was launched from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site on November 24.

The successful landing marks the first time in over 40 years that rocks from the moon were brought back to the green planet.

As with the 382 kilograms (842 pounds) of lunar samples brought back by USA astronauts from 1969 to 1972, they will be analyzed for age and composition and are expected to be shared with other countries.

On behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, the State Council and the Central Military Commission (CMC), Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the CMC, extended warm congratulations and honest greetings to all members who participated in the Chang'e-5 mission in a congratulatory message.

The capsule will be airlifted to Beijing for opening, and the Moon samples will be delivered to a research team for analysis and study, the space agency said.

China has spent billions of dollars on its military-run space programme in an effort to catch up with the achievements of the United States and Russian Federation. The first being the United States of America in the 1960's and the Soviet Union in the 1970's.

Beyond the technical achievement, Chang'e-5's lunar samples could shed new light on the latter phases of lunar geology and the evolution of the Earth-Moon system.

Image: In this China National Space Administration (CNSA) photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a simulated image of the ascender of Chang'e-5 spacecraft blasting off from the lunar surface at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) in Beijing on December 3, 2020.

The probe comprised separate craft to get to the Moon, land on it and collect the samples, get back up and then return the rocks and soil to Earth. The returner is expected to land at the Siziwang Banner in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The spacecraft entered Earth's atmosphere at an altitude of around 120km (75 miles).

The capsule landed smoothly in the predetermined area and the search team recovered it, the report said.

Thomas Zurbuchen, a top official at NASA's science mission directorate, congratulated China on the safe return of the capsule. The material it gathered is likely to provide new information about the moon's past and history of volcanic activity. The probe was launched back in December 2018 and since then, Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) has been giving regular updates about the moon and its surface.

Chinese scientists are already drawing up plans for future lunar exploration, said Pei - including a project to construct a scientific research station on the moon.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • One-off Lamborghini SC20 has no need for a roof or windshield

    One-off Lamborghini SC20 has no need for a roof or windshield

    Lamborghini used the composite material to make the seat shells, too, and it machined the door handles out of solid aluminum. Those wheels measure 20 inches up front and 21 inches at the rear and are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires.
    Delivery of the COVID-19 Vaccine Expected This Week in Danbury

    Delivery of the COVID-19 Vaccine Expected This Week in Danbury

    The government originally said only health workers, the elderly and other key personnel would be given the vaccine for free. That's why vaccine recipients are supposed to be observed after getting the shot, in case they need immediate treatment.
    Pak activists, experts term Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020 as 'eyewash'

    Pak activists, experts term Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020 as 'eyewash'

    The ordinance prohibits the identification of rape victims and creates a nationwide registry of rape offenders. This new ordinance means special courts are to be made in Pakistan to accelerate the trial of rape cases.
  • Govt talks with farmers bound to fail: SC

    Govt talks with farmers bound to fail: SC

    The farmers have on Wednesday made a decision to pay tribute to all those farmers who lost their lives in the protest. Another petition said that the Supreme Court should direct the central government to consider the demand of farmers.
    Amazon Luna: game streaming arrives on Android

    Amazon Luna: game streaming arrives on Android

    The latest update comes from Amazon's streaming service , Luna , which is now available to play on select Android smartphones. Luna now supports Amazon's own Luna controller , Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Controller, Razer's Kishi, and Sony's DualShock 4.
    Air pollution listed as cause of 9-year-old's death in UK

    Air pollution listed as cause of 9-year-old's death in UK

    The inquest heard that in the three years before her death, she had multiple seizures and was admitted to hospital 27 times. Her mother, Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, had fought for years to have Ella's death examined by a second coroner.
  • 'There's Progress' As Pelosi, McConnell Meet To Discuss Relief

    'There's Progress' As Pelosi, McConnell Meet To Discuss Relief

    The CARES Act provided for $1,200 payments per individual and $500 per child. "We're not going home until this is done", said Sen. On MSNBC Wednesday afternoon, Sanders bluntly told Andrea Mitchell , "Everything that is in that package is vitally needed".
    Juneau healthcare worker has adverse reaction to vaccine

    Juneau healthcare worker has adverse reaction to vaccine

    Spahn's growing anxiety comes as Germany has been hitting records of new daily infections and virus deaths in recent weeks. The vaccine, developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE, won emergency-use authorisation last Friday.
    First Look at Billie Eilish

    First Look at Billie Eilish

    The streaming service shared a trailer for the film, titled Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry , on Tuesday. After much speculation, news of the documentary was finally confirmed earlier this year with R.
  • Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill three, say Afghanistan officials

    Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill three, say Afghanistan officials

    In return, Taliban promised to break ties with Al-Qaida and provide counter terrorism guarantees in areas under their control. Violence involving the Taliban has also continued despite peace talks between the group and Afghan officials in Doha, Qatar.
    Charley Pride: Country music singer dies of Covid-19

    Charley Pride: Country music singer dies of Covid-19

    Everyone affiliated with the CMA Awards followed strict testing protocols outlined by the city health department and unions.
    RuPaul Has Announced 2 New Seasons Of Drag Race

    RuPaul Has Announced 2 New Seasons Of Drag Race

    The season 13 trailer also gives us a glimpse of Michelle Visage back in action behind the judges' table. Though season 2 has yet to premiere, RuPaul's Drag Race UK has begun casting for season 3.

WHO Team To Travel To China To Investigate Coronavirus Origin In January WHO Team To Travel To China To Investigate Coronavirus Origin In January A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) in Geneva, Switzerland , June 25, 2020. In October, the worldwide experts had their first meeting with their Chinese counterparts, but only virtually.

Jerry Jones Voices Commitment for Mike McCarthy as Head Coach Jerry Jones Voices Commitment for Mike McCarthy as Head Coach "I am surprised that someone would question Mike, this unprecedented situation that everybody's been in". The Cowboys entered the game with 28 points off turnovers all season.

Indonesia to offer free vaccines; Jokowi first in line Indonesia to offer free vaccines; Jokowi first in line Barron said there's a protocol for all vaccinations , including COVID-19, to monitor patients to ensure they don't have serious reactions.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 Announced With Performance Upgrades Over 675 Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 Announced With Performance Upgrades Over 675 The Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP with Qualcomm Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) boosts the processing with efficiency. The Snapdragon 678 will be able to capture photos with triple-camera setups at up to 48MP with zero shutter lag.

Google Home Max officially terminated after it was no longer available Google Home Max officially terminated after it was no longer available Once that is done, all you need to host Zoom video calls on a Nest Hub Max are the magic words "Hey Google, start a Zoom call ." . But it seems that the device will be replaced by Google's newest smart speaker, Nest Audio, which it launched in October.

Marvel's Legends To Air On Disney Marvel's Legends To Air On Disney Revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the highly anticipated stories still to come. Marvel Studios has released a new promo for WandaVision to mark one month until the superhero series arrives on Disney Plus.

Ontario reports 36 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, over 2,100 provincewide Ontario reports 36 new COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, over 2,100 provincewide In all, Texas was allocated 224,250 doses of vaccine to be shipped to 110 providers across the state in Week 1 of distribution. The government originally said only health workers, the elderly and other key personnel would be given the vaccine for free.

Nine Toronto schools closed until January amid COVID-19 cases: TDSB Nine Toronto schools closed until January amid COVID-19 cases: TDSB There are now a combined 32 cases associated with the six schools that have been closed as of today. Out of the total cases recorded since September, about 68% have been from students.

West Bromwich Albion sack Bilic, appoint Allardyce West Bromwich Albion sack Bilic, appoint Allardyce In an earlier statement on Wednesday the club said: "West Bromwich Albion have today parted company with Head Coach Slaven Bilic". Sam Allardyce last coached Everton where he helped the club to an eighth place finish before departing at the end of the season.

Woman dies while posing for photo Woman dies while posing for photo Sgt Russell Brown, of Victoria Police, said: 'If you fall, you die. "People have to take responsibility", The Age reported. Police said the mother-of-two had climbed past safety barriers to pose on a "picture flawless rock" at about 3pm.

Paris city hall fined for naming too many women to top jobs Paris city hall fined for naming too many women to top jobs In Paris city hall, 47% of all civil servants in senior positions are women. "I invite you to the ministry to raise them!" She argues that French women should be promoted with "vigour because the lag everywhere in France is still very great ".

New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spreading Rapidly Through in UK New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spreading Rapidly Through in UK As of 13 December, 1,108 cases with this variant have been identified, predominantly in the South and East of England. However, there is no evidence to suggest the mutations will cause more disease or more severe disease.

Dr. Hinshaw shares COVID-19 update for December 16 Dr. Hinshaw shares COVID-19 update for December  16 Commenting on the vaccine development process, Ella said, "Everything has been done according to worldwide standards". The panel asked Bharat Biotech to submit safety and efficacy data from its ongoing clinical trial.

AdventHealth begins COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline staff in Orlando Jay Butler of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the news briefing. "This was an instance where the system worked very well", Dr.

PSG face Barcelona in Champions League knockout phase PSG face Barcelona in Champions League knockout phase The teams met in the semi-finals in 2013-14, with Atletico victorious before they lost to bitter rivals Real Madrid in the final. Liverpool will be wary of an attack-minded Leipzig side who ended the hopes of Manchester United in the group phase.