Discovery of a new mineral in lunar soil samples

9 September, 2022
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Discovery of a new mineral in lunar soil samples

Vice President of the Chinese National Atomic Energy Agency Dong Baotong announced that scientists have discovered a new mineral in lunar soil samples, which they named "Chang'e Stone".

"According to the decision of the International Minerals Association (IMA) committee on the classification and naming of new minerals, scientists named the new mineral they discovered in lunar soil samples 'Chang'e Stone'," Baotong said at a press conference.

"The discovery of this new metal is a great scientific achievement for China in the field of space exploration," he added.


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