BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — China’s Chang’e-5 probe retrieved about 1,731 grams of samples from the moon, according to the China National Space Administration.

The samples were transferred to the Chinese research teams Saturday morning.

Scientists will carry out the storage, analysis and research of the country’s first samples collected from the extraterrestrial object.

The return capsule of Chang’e-5 probe landed in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the early hours of Thursday, bringing back the samples collected from the moon.