Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) released the world’s first digital collection featuring lunar soil on Baidu Xuper Chain, a highly flexible blockchain architecture with great transaction performance to celebrate China Space Day.

This is the first time that such samples have been available to collectors in a digital format.

In 2020, the Chang’e-5 spacecraft returned from space with 1,731 grams of moon samples, realizing China’s first unmanned lunar sampling return. The digital collection released this time is based on the real lunar soil brought back by the Chang’e-5 mission, which was made by technicians after putting it under a microscope about 250 times, extracting local scanning and generating digital images. A total of 1,731 limited copies have been launched on Baidu and Xiaodu apps.

Netizens can place orders for the digital collectable via the company’s Baidu App and Xiaodu App with the issuance of 1,731 copies of the digital samples available for each platform, the company said.

Created using Baidu’s technology, each digital sample of the lunar soil has a unique, real-time verifiable ID, which serves as a permanent record and long-term marker of China’s lunar exploration and the outstanding achievement in aerospace.

According to globaltimes; pandaily