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China Discovers New Mineral on The Moon – Global Times

Changesite-(Y) is the sixth mineral identified on the Moon, following discoveries by the US and the former Soviet Union, reported the Global Times

China's Yutu-2 lunar rover rumbles over the far side of the Moon. Photo: China National Space Administration via Reuters.


China has become the third country to discover a new mineral on the Moon, said the China Atomic Energy Authority on Friday, the Global Times reported.

The authority’s vice-chairman Dong Baotong has named the new phosphate mineral, which was found by scientists in lunar basalt particles, ‘Changesite-(Y),’ said the report. It became the sixth mineral identified on the moon, it added, following discoveries by the US and former Soviet Union.

Full story: Global Times


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Alfie Habershon

Alfie is a Reporter at Asia Financial. He previously lived in Mumbai reporting on India's economy and healthcare for data journalism initiative IndiaSpend, as well as having worked for London based Tortoise Media.


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