Photo taken on Dec. 19, 2020 shows the container of lunar sample during the Chang’e-5 Lunar Sample Handover Ceremony at China National Space Administration in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

BEIJING, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) — Moon samples collected by China’s Chang’e-5 probe have been 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.