New discoveries on the "dark" side of the Moon

The first results of the last Chinese mission on the far side of the Moon have been published in Nature: olivine and pyroxene would be present on our satellite as in the Earth's mantle. The title of the study is Chang’E-4 initial spectroscopic identification of lunar far-side mantle-derived materials.

Now investigations shed new light on the processes of lunar formation and evolution on which there were no definite answers yet.

Shooting and editing by Elisa Speronello. Photo by CNSA and NASA

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