The mineral is named chan’ezite – after the spacecraft that delivered the mineral to Earth at the end of 2020.
The Chinese news agency Xinhua announced the discovery by scientists from the Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology (BRIUG) of a new lunar mineral.
The mineral is named chan’ezite – after the spacecraft that delivered the mineral to Earth at the end of 2020, and the second – Chang’e-5 – is named after the Chinese deity of the moon.
According to Xinhua, the mineral has been registered by the International Mineralogical Association and listed by the Commission on Nomenclature and Classification as a new mineral, but there is no data on the new mineral in the latest classification update released on September 14, that is. , after announcing the discovery.
After many years of research on lunar soil, which was brought to Earth in the mid-1970s by American and Soviet spacecraft, scientists have identified about 90 minerals that make up the lunar substance, but most of them have already been found in terrestrial samples at the time of identification, so they cannot be labeled “purely lunar”. Chan’ezi reportedly claimed it.
It was previously reported that Russia had moved the timing of the moon mission.
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