Chang'e-5 lunar sample reveals information on space weathering

A scientific research team of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences obtained information on space weathering of key components of lunar soil particles through the detection and analysis of single Chang'e-5 lunar soil particles. For billions of years, the lunar surface has been subjected to strong space weathering, like micrometeorite bombardment, solar wind and radiation from galactic cosmic rays. The effects have greatly changed the microscopic appearances, crystal structures and chemical compositions of the lunar surface.

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