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,
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.