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A video clip provided by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows the Chang'e-5 probe gathering samples on the moon.

BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- China's Chang'e-5 probe has completed sampling on the moon, and the samples have been sealed within the spacecraft, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced Thursday morning.

Photo provided by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows Chang'e-5 probe gathering samples on the moon on Dec. 2, 2020.(CNSA/Handout via Xinhua)

Photo provided by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows Chang'e-5 probe gathering samples on the moon on Dec. 2, 2020.(CNSA/Handout via Xinhua)

Launched on Nov. 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 Dec. 1 with a task to retrieve China's first samples from an extraterrestrial body. ■

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