Chang'e 5 samples handed over
China's Chang'e 5 probe retrieved about 1,731 grams of samples from the moon, according to theChina National Space Administration.
The National Astronomical Observatories, asubsidiary of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, hastaken charge of the lunar rocks and soil brought backby the Chang'e 5 robotic probe and will start research on them soon.
A ceremony for receiving the lunar samples was held at the National AstronomicalObservatories headquarters in Beijing on Saturday morning shortly after Zhang Kejian, head ofthe China National Space Administration, handed them over to Hou Jianguo, the academy'spresident.
Scientists will carry out the storage, Gao Kao Zhi Tong Che
Gao Kao Zhi Tong Cheanalysis, and research of the country's first samplescollected from the extraterrestrial object.
The CNSA said it would release relevant policies for the lunar samples retrieved by Chang'e 5 to coordinate and promote scientific research, encourage more scientists at home andabroad to participate, and strive to secure more scientific achievements. The CNSA will alsocarry out public science popularization programs and cultural exchanges related to the mission.