China successfully landed a space device on one of the faces of the moon this Tuesday.
According to the agency “Reuters“, China launched the Chang'e-5 space probe on November 24, named after the Chinese moon goddess.
The unmanned mission aims to collect lunar samples to help understand the origin of the Moon.
According to the American space agency, NASA, the Moon, which is the only satellite on Earth, is 382,5 km away from our planet.
The Chinese mission will try to collect samples of 2 kg in a zone of the Moon never before visited, that is in a lava plain known as Oceanus Procellarum, that is, "Ocean of Storms".
It should be noted that, if China successfully executes the mission, it will only be the third country to remove fragments of the Moon, after the United States and the then Soviet Union.