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In pics: landing site of return capsule of Chang’e-5 probe in north China


The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members pose for a group photo at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members pose for a group photo at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe lands in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Technical personnel monitor the landing of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Technical personnel monitor the landing of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020 shows staff members searching for the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020 shows staff members searching for the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Technical personnel shake hands to celebrate the landing of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Technical personnel shake hands to celebrate the landing of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020 shows staff members searching for the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020 shows staff members searching for the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

This simulated image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020 shows the landing of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

This simulated image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 17, 2020 shows the landing of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the retrieval site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the retrieval site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

A staff member works at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

A staff member works at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members work at the landing site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members load the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe to a truck in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members load the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe to a truck in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members load the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe to a truck in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members load the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe to a truck in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the retrieval site of the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Photo taken on Dec. 17, 2020 shows the retrieval site of the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members load the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe to a truck in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members load the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe to a truck in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members transport the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Staff members load the return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe to a truck in Siziwang Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China's Chang'e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country's first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world's freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Staff members load the return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe to a truck in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on Dec. 17, 2020. The return capsule of China’s Chang’e-5 probe touched down on Earth in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the country’s first samples collected from the moon, as well as the world’s freshest lunar samples in over 40 years. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

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