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Chinese Moon Mission Returns with Dark Side Samples

China Moon has become the first country in the world to collect and bring back samples from the unknown sphere of our satellite, a great success for China’s space program.

Launch and Docking Succeeded

According to the CNSA, the Chang’e 6 mission’s lander took off from the moon. It docked with an orbiter around the moon’s orbit. This achievement makes it the first spacecraft to succeed in taking off from the dark side of the moon.

Scientific Significance of the Samples

In particular, it said that these materials will help scientists understand more about the history of satellite evolution and formation. Besides, through these substances, we can also learn how planetary systems like ours form and develop further.

Landing and Sample Collection

On June 2nd, The lander touched down on the South Pole-Aitken Basin – the northeastern part of the base camp area where Chang’e-6 landed. After collecting samples from there, the lander showed off China’s flag at less less-known place on the lunar surface.

Understanding What We Don’t Know About The Moon’s Other Side

The term “dark side” does not refer to an absence of light but rather to a lack of detailed knowledge about this region. The Chinese mission is returning to Earth after collecting samples from the moon’s dark side. This historic journey and its significance.

Chinese Moon Mission Returns with Dark Side Samples

Future Missions Moon And Return Journey Back To Earth

If everything goes according to plan, the spacecraft will touch down somewhere in northern China after five days’ return flight time (landing is planned for the northern part). Following the Chang’e-6 Mission, the Chinese are planning a robotic south pole search for ice as well as environmental and meteorological studies with future missions like Chang’e-7.

Further Moon Plans For Exploration

The Chang’e-8 mission may finish what they started by establishing a research station on Luna 9 or some other convenient location within range. It aims to land humans by 2030 AD and build a base there.

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