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Moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe to be unsealed at laboratory


Photo taken on April 22, 2020 shows the laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on April 22, 2020 shows the laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 30, 2020 shows the operation area for microscopic examination in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 30, 2020 shows the operation area for microscopic examination in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the temporary storage device for subsurface samples collected by drilling underground in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the temporary storage device for subsurface samples collected by drilling underground in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the temporary storage device for samples grabbed on the moon surface in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the temporary storage device for samples grabbed on the moon surface in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 30, 2020 shows the exterior of the storage and unsealing room in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (Image Society of Science and Technology, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 30, 2020 shows the exterior of the storage and unsealing room in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (Image Society of Science and Technology, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the scanning electron microscope in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the scanning electron microscope in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 30, 2020 shows a staff member adjusting an experimental installation in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (Image Society of Science and Technology, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 30, 2020 shows a staff member adjusting an experimental installation in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (Image Society of Science and Technology, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the operation area in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2020 shows the operation area in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 30, 2020 shows the X-ray fluorescence analyzer in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Nov. 30, 2020 shows the X-ray fluorescence analyzer in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2020 shows the high purity nitrogen supply system in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China's Chang'e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2020 shows the high purity nitrogen supply system in a laboratory for moon samples at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China. The moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe will be unsealed at the laboratory. (National Astronomical Observatories, CAS/Handout via Xinhua)

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