Latest Moon rock Stories
In 1967, Surveyor 3 landed on the Moon. Two years later, Apollo astronauts visited the little unmanned spacecraft and brought pieces of it home to Earth. Now, a portion of Surveyor's robotic arm, the scoop it used to sample moondust, is teaching researchers some long-lost secrets.
To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Jenny Knotts of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1- 281-792-7671, firstname.lastname@example.org HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visitors will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock this weekend in a new NASA exhibit at the DFW Summer Balloon Classic at the Mid-Way Regional Airport in Midlothian.
In Susan Eisele Black's life there have been what she calls "moments when the whole world stops and watches.""Two of them were very sad -- when President Kennedy was shot and the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001," she said.
The art world's interest in meteorites has skyrocketed, with collectors and curators buying up the outer-space rocks for display in museums, galleries, or on a cocktail table at home.
University of New Mexico researchers have identified a 2.9 billion-year-old lunar meteorite, the youngest dated lunar rock.
University of New Mexico researcher Barbara Cohen now knows for certain that the rock she found while trolling the barren Antarctica landscape is special. She and a team of geologists picked up a chunk of the moon - one of only about 30 ever found on Earth.
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