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China’s Chang’e-5 Moon mission returns colour pictures – BBC News

The robotic Chang’e-5 probe starts work to gather lunar samples it can send to Earth for study.

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By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent
image captionChang’e-5 landed in the northwest of the Moon’s nearside
China’s Chang’e-5 mission has sent back its first colour photos from the surface of the Moon.
Its lander captured a panoramic view that stretches from the lunar “soil” directly under its legs all the way out to the horizon.
The mission touched down on Tuesday and immediately began gathering samples of rock and dust to send back to Earth.
These will be despatched up to an orbiting spacecraft…

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