China’s lunar rover may have found minerals from the moon’s mantle

New observations could answer questions about how Earth’s nearest neighbor evolved

farside of the moon

INSIDE OUT  China’s Chang’e-4 mission, which landed in a massive impact basin on the farside of the moon (pictured in false-color blue and purple hues) in January, has detected what appears to be lunar mantle material on the moon’s surface.

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