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New moon mineral discovered in China’s lunar samples

Chinese scientists have found a new lunar mineral in the form of a crystal lurking inside samples collected from the moon in 2020.

Changesite–(Y), named for the mythological Chinese goddess of the moon, Chang’e, is a phosphate mineral and columnar crystal. It was found in lunar basalt particles being examined in laboratories in China.

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