Rectified version of the Chang'e 5 panorama

Solar System

China's Lunar Samples Confirm Late Volcanism, Pose New Questions

China's Chang'e 5 mission returned pieces of the Moon in a technological feat last year. Now, scientists are publishing the first analyses of those samples.

Chang'e 5 T1 view of the Moon and Earth

Spacecraft and Space Missions

China's Chang'e 5 Probe Heads Sunward

China’s Chang’e 5 spacecraft helped deliver samples from the Moon to Earth. Now it’s heading for an extended mission to observe the Sun.

Pulsar detected by FAST

Professional Telescopes

China Opens World's Largest Radio Telescope to International Scientists

Scientists outside China will be allocated around 10% of observation time on its gigantic radio telescope following the collapse of Arecibo.

Yutu 2's view

Spacecraft and Space Missions

What Lies Beneath the Moon's Farside?

The Chang’e 4 mission made the first-ever landing on the farside of the Moon last year — now it’s providing a look at what lies below its surface.

Map of Yutu 2 rover's path

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Chang’e 4 Celebrates a Year on the Farside of the Moon

China’s Chang’e 4 mission has sent back fascinating insights and images in the year since its historic landing on the lunar farside.

Yutu 2 makes tracks

Solar System

New Images from China's Chang'e 4 as Eighth Lunar Day Ends

China’s Chang’e 4 mission is continuing its science and exploration work on the farside of the Moon, having completed its eighth lunar day of activities on Wednesday.

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