China’s Chang’e 6 lunar probe returns to Earth with first-ever samples from far side of the moon

Source: CBS News

“China’s Chang’e 6 lunar probe returned to Earth on Tuesday with rock and soil samples from the little-explored far side of the moon in a global first. The probe landed in northern China on Tuesday afternoon in the Inner Mongolian region. … Chinese scientists anticipate the returned samples will include 2.5 million-year-old volcanic rock and other material that they hope will answer questions about geographic differences on the moon’s two sides.” (06/25/24)