China's Chang'e-5 completes lunar surface sampling and sealing

China's Chang'e-5 probe finished the task of gathering and sealing samples from the Moon's surface at 22:00 BJT on December 2, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

Launched on November 24, the spacecraft landed on the north of the Mons Rumker in Oceanus Procellarum, also known as the Ocean of Storms, on the near side of the moon on December 1.

It was tasked to retrieve China's first samples from an extraterrestrial body.