China’s lunar rover, Yutu (Jade Rabbit), has discovered a previously unknown type of moon rock.
The rock, which exhibited unique mineral components, was uncovered in an ancient lava flow. It is hoped the rock will shed new light on the make-up and history of the moon. The discovery also represents the first time a non-US, Soviet and European space mission has uncovered a new finding on the moon. China launched its unmanned Chang’e 3 probe in December 2013 and the Yutu rover’s soft-landing on the moon’s surface was the first since 1976. Read more: theguardian.com