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Look: China's Chang-E reveals ancient volcanoes on the Moon

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 05:  (CHINA OUT) A model of the Chang'e-3 lunar rover is on display durin...
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In December 2020, China’s Chang-E 5 lander brought the first Moon samples back to Earth in 40 years.

Now, researchers are analyzing the Moon samples, and getting a glimpse into its past full of volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts.

In September 2021, researchers from China, the USA, and Germany presented an analysis of the Chang-E 5 samples at the annual Europlanet Science Congress.