China moon mission samples upend theories of lunar volcanism


An evaluation of lunar samples returned by China’s Chang’e 5 moon mission has produced a brand new attainable reply for volcanism late within the moon’s historical past.

Lunar samples returned by the Apollo and Luna missions are all older than about 3 billion years, however samples returned by Chang’e 5 in late 2020 confirmed distant sensing evaluation that rocks within the space have been comparatively younger, at solely 2 billion years outdated. 

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