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China has chosen the landing site for its Chang’e-5 lander/rover and sample return mission, planned to launch later this year.
Liu Jizhong, director of China Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Center of China National Space Administration (CNSA), for the first time disclosed the probe landing site, an isolated volcanic formation located in the northwest part of the Moon’s near side.
They also said their focus will be the Moon’s south pole, where there is evidence of the possible presence of water ice.