Global Times writes: China on Monday officially launched the scientific research on the Moon samples brought back by the Chang’e-5 mission last December. The first batch of some 17 grams of lunar soils was handed out to 13 research institutes. Studies of the soil will probe into subjects untouched by previous Soviet Union and US researchers on the habitability of the Earth’s celestial neighbor.
The lunar samples No. 001 brought back by China’s Chang’e-5 probe is displayed at the National Museum of China in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 27, 2021. An exhibition displaying the lunar samples No. 001 brought back by China’s Chang’e-5 probe is held here on Saturday.(Photo: Xinhua)