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
Afterwards, it will launch Luna-28 and Luna-29, which will bring samples of lunar rock
back to Earth.
Analysis of lunar rock
brought back by Apollo astronauts shows traces of the "planet" called Theia.
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.
NASA houses 70 percent of its lunar rock
and soil samples at Johnson Space Center, and another 14 per cent are in New Mexico.
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
Samples of lunar rock
and soil brought back to Earth by Apollo astronauts in the 1960s also contained traces of water.