lunar rock

lunar rock

[′lü·nər ′räk]
(astronomy)
Rock found on the moon.
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That theory predicted very low water content of lunar rock due to catastrophic degassing during the collision of Earth with a Mars-sized body very early in its history.
They will be displayed for three days at the National Museum of Wales before being returned to London where research is being carried out on the lunar rock.
Analysis of lunar rock brought back by Apollo astronauts shows traces of the "planet" called Theia.
Analyses on chemical compositions through precise laser-based methods were conducted on the lunar rock samples brought home by Apollo mission astronauts over four decades ago have indicated a cataclysmic event between the Earth and Mars-sized planet.
Their simulations revealed that the unusually hydrogen-rich apatite crystals observed in many lunar rock samples may not have formed within a water-rich environment, as originally thought.
of New York at New Paltz) supplies teachers with a guide to teaching and learning about the moon, drawing on data collected during orbital lunar missions, observations of the moon from Earth, lunar rock samples, and data from instruments left on the lunar surface.
American astronauts collected about 842 pounds of lunar rock in six missions between Apollo 11 in 1969 and Apollo 17 in 1972.
The chunk ended up in Dublin after former US President Richard Nixon decided to split up the lunar rock following the end of the Apollo lunar missions.
Moon-rock tests cause scientists to rethink lunar age A piece of lunar rock brought back by Apollo 16 astronauts in 1972 may have proved the moon is much younger than once believed.
Hundreds of lunar rock specimens were collected during Nasa's Apollo missions in the 1960s and 1970s.
They brought back 382kg of lunar rock, most of which is used by scientists to study the Moon.
Water ice deposits in such cold traps remain covered by a thin layer of lunar rock.