China claims to have landed on a lunar mission
Chinese state media have claimed that China’s ‘Cheng Five Mission’ has successfully landed on the moon.
According to Chinese state media, samples of the moon’s surface will be obtained through a robotic lunar mission.
If the mission succeeds, China will become the third country to receive lunar samples, after the United States and Russia.
The purpose of China’s Lunar Mission is to learn about the Moon’s surface and its rocks so that scientists can learn about the Moon’s origin, its formation, and the volcanic activity there.
Earlier, in 1960 and 1970, the United States and the Soviet Union sent samples from the moon.