A Chinese space capsule is bringing back the first moon rocks in more than 40 years after orbiting the moon for about a week. Al Jazeera reports that the craft’s lander touched down on the moon earlier this month close to a formation called the Mons Rumker, an area believed to have been the site of ancient volcanic activity, and collected about 2 kilogrammes of samples. The return capsule is expected to land in northern China after separating from the rest of the spacecraft following a three day return journey to Earth, and floating down on parachutes. China has set up labs to analyse the samples for age and composition and is also expected to share some of them with other countries, as was done with the hundreds of kilogrammes brought back by the US and the former Soviet Union.