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China's Chang'e 5 Probe Lifts Off From Moon For Earth With Lunar Samples

 

  • A Chinese space probe has lifted off from the surface of the Moon to return to Earth, an ambitious effort to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.
  • Beijing is looking to catch up with the US and Russia after taking decades to match its rivals' achievements and has poured billions into its military-run space programme.
  • This will help scientists learn about the moon’s origins, formation and volcanic activity on its surface.