20 September 2019
Chinese researchers have successfully conducted an in situ measurement of lunar dust at the landing site of the country's Chang'e 3 probe. Using a temperature-controlled sticky quartz crystal microbalance onboard the Chang'e 3 lander, researchers from the Lanzhou Institute of Physics determined that the total deposition mass at a height of 190 cm above the lunar surface during 12 lunar daytimes in the northern Mare Imbrium was about 0.0065 mg/cm2.
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