Chinese Scientists Help Solve Riddle Of Moon’s Largest Crater
It was based on data collected by China’s Chang’e-4 probe, which was launched on December 8, 2018,
the scientists found that it contains an unexpectedly high amount of material normally found on the lunar crust
The crustal material may have remained behind after the original impact that formed the basin,
The scientists developed a mineral abundance model showing the relationship between the moon’s main components: plagioclase, pyroxene and olivine.
the moon’s upper layer consists of a lunar crust formed of plagioclase,
“These analyses highlight the significance of plagioclase and crustal materials in mineralogical investigations
The country aims to launch its Chang’e-6 probe to collect samples from the basin around 2024.