(Wen Wei Po) Borrowing the lunar soil from “Chang’e-5”, HKU studies the mysteries of the moon.
Dr. Yuqi QIAN, member of LSR, has brought back the moon soil sample collected by Chang’e 5 to HKU for further study.
Abstract of the Article (Original text is in Chinese)
The National Space Administration’s Lunar and Space Engineering Center (Moon Sample Management Office) recently approved a request from a team of geologists from the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong to borrow four samples of lunar soil from the Chang’e-5 mission, totaling 822.6 milligrams, for a period of one year. Leading the research is Dr. Qian Yuqi, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Earth Sciences at HKU, who presented the four precious lunar samples to the media yesterday, describing the acquisition of the samples as a dream come true for Hong Kong’s space science community. He explained that the research team will focus on uncovering the secrets behind the moon’s basalt, including the origin of lunar volcanic activity, and hopes to establish a set of procedures for storing and studying lunar samples through this research, in preparation for future opportunities to participate in more sample research work.
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