First samples ever collected from ‘far side’ of the Moon make it back to earth

China’s lunar probe has returned to Earth, touching down in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, making the country the first to bring back samples from the moon’s far side.
The re-entry capsule of the Chang’e probe landed at about 2pm Beijing time (7am UK time), carrying lunar soil collected earlier in the month.

The probe had successfully landed on the moon’s South Pole, in the Aitken Basin, a gigantic impact crater that always faces away from Earth.

Image: The Chang’e-6 on the lunar surface. Pic: China National Space Administration/AP
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