Scientists have new moon rocks for the first time in nearly 50 years

My research of the Chang’e-5 landing site was reported by Popular Science (https://www.popsci.com/). Here are the story: https://www.popsci.com/space/first-new-moon-rocks-in-50-years/************************************************************** The first delivery of lunar rocks and soil since the Cold War is already showing traces of intense surface conditions in the moon’s ancient past. The Chinese National Space Administration’s Chang’e 5 lander touched down on theContinue reading “Scientists have new moon rocks for the first time in nearly 50 years”

Exotic Mix in China’s Delivery of Moon Rocks 

My talk in Europlanet Planetary Science Congress on Sept 16, 2021, was reported by the Europlanet Society (https://www.europlanet-society.org/). Here are the story: https://www.europlanet-society.org/epsc2021-exotic-mix-in-chinas-delivery-of-moon-rocks/************************************************************** On 16 December 2020 the Chang’e-5 mission, China’s first sample return mission to the Moon, successfully delivered to Earth nearly two kilograms of rocky fragments and dust from our celestial companion.   Chang’e-5Continue reading “Exotic Mix in China’s Delivery of Moon Rocks “

The Chang’e-5 sampled basalts may come from Rima Sharp

My research entitled “The Long Sinuous Rille System in Northern Oceanus Procellarum and Its Relation to the Chang’e-5 Returned Samples” in Geophysical Research Letters was reported by the Wechat official account “行星科学 (Planetary Science)” operated by Center for Excellence in Comparative Planetology, Chinese Academy of Sciences on June 9th, 2021. Check the full story inContinue reading “The Chang’e-5 sampled basalts may come from Rima Sharp”

Chang’e-5 sampled back the young lunar basalts, opened the door for solving fundamental lunar questions)

My two researches on the Chang’e-5 landing site entitled “Young lunar mare basalts in the Chang’e-5 sample return region, northern Oceanus Procellarum” and “China’s Chang’e-5 landing site: Geology, stratigraphy, and provenance of materials” in Earth and Planetary Science Letters were reported by the Wechat official account “行星科学 (Planetary Science)” operated by Center for Excellence inContinue reading “Chang’e-5 sampled back the young lunar basalts, opened the door for solving fundamental lunar questions)”

Chang’e-5 May Have Sampled Two of the Youngest Basalt Flows on the Moon

My research entitled “The Long Sinuous Rille System in Northern Oceanus Procellarum and Its Relation to the Chang’e-5 Returned Samples” in Geophysical Research Letters was reported by Planetary News operated by Lunar and Planetary Institute on June 14th, 2021. Check the full story here:Chang’e-5 May Have Sampled Two of the Youngest Basalt Flows on theContinue reading “Chang’e-5 May Have Sampled Two of the Youngest Basalt Flows on the Moon”

Introduction to China’s Planetary Data System from Chang’e Lunar Data

I gave a talk in the OpenPlanetary Lunch on Nov. 24th, 2020. This event was organized by the OpenPlanetary society (https://www.openplanetary.org/). In this presentation, I have briefly introduced how to use China’s planetary data system (https://moon.bao.ac.cn/index_en.jsp) and how to use the data obtained by the Chang’e missions.