China’s Spacecraft Finds Minerals on the Surface of the Moon

According to the news in the journal Nature, Chinese scientists collected samples taken from the other side of the Moon. The scientists who worked on these samples presented the primary results of the study. The Moon-landing Yutu-2 rover discovered low calcium (ortho) pyroxine and olivine in the samples.

Scientists think these rocks are normally located in the upper mantle, but were thrown to the surface by falling meteorites.

Researchers said they’ve been studying the Moon’s crust, which contains lighter minerals, for the past 60 years. Currently, the mantle portion is believed to contain heavier elements such as iron and manganese. China’s spacecraft Yutu-2 will continue to work on lunar materials for more data.

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