According to Gizmodo, scientists in China released their first batch of data from the Chang’e 4 lunar lander.

China's lander touched down on the far side of the lunar surface back in January for a scientific mission.

Since then, the rover has been exploring the Aitken basin at the Moon's South Pole.

But the basin is also a massive impact crater.

The first batch of data from the Chang’e 4 suggests that some of the Moon's mantle reached the lunar surface.

The first observations from the Yutu 2 rover’s Visible and Near Infrared Spectrometer spotted iron-rich minerals like olivine and pyroxene in the soil.

Researchers in China think those minerals are evidence of solid rock from a mantle lying beneath the lunar crust.

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