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China releases data from its 1st lunar probe

07-17-2010 08:54 BJT

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China's State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense has released data collected during the country's first lunar probe.

China launched its first lunar probe Chang'e-1 on October 24th, 2007. The project resulted in data about the distribution and content of important elements on the moon, such as uranium, thorium, and potassium.

The administration says China is making "periodic" progress in processing, analyzing and studying the data from the probe. Scientists have made a world-class map of the moon's entire surface according to the data.

Chang'e-1 has also produced digital elevation models and a three-dimensional topographical map of the moon with the highest possible accuracy and resolution.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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