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apollo 11 lunar rocks
2014-04-02 05:54:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists studying the mineral apatite may have overestimated the amount of water present in the moon, according to a new study led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. In order to accurately predict how apatite would have crystallized from cooling bodies of lunar magma early in the moon's history, Jeremy Boyce led a team of researchers to develop a new computer model....

2013-12-06 23:22:08

Liquidation Channel (LC) announces its first and last 24-hour exclusive Sleeping Beauty Turquoise special event. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 The Liquidation Channel (LC) is thrilled to announce its first ever and only 24 hour Sleeping Beauty Turquoise special event. This exclusive event is set to be the first and last of its kind featuring this rare and trending gemstone at incredibly low prices for an entire day, beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 from 12:01 a.m.(CST) to 11:59...

2013-08-27 23:00:59

HistoryofTurquoise.com takes an in-depth look at the fascinating history of turquoise. (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 The history of turquoise is both a long and storied one. Turquoise has existed in both ancient and modern civilizations, and its history has played an extraordinary role within the world. Now, a new website is shining the spotlight on the origins and incredible history of turquoise. “The Southwestern United States tells a lot about the history of turquoise, and has played an...

2013-02-19 23:00:13

The Turquoise coast in south west Turkey has been a popular area with tourists for many years and it is not hard to see why with its crystal, clear, turquoise waters. (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Made famous for its beautiful coastline this area has stunning scenery and many picturesque places to visit. The Turquoise coast has a lot to offer: with fantastic nautical experiences, ancient Lycian ruins to explore, extreme sports to sample, mountain trails to wander and beautiful beaches to relax...

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2005-05-26 12:11:56

Autonite (Hydrated Calcium Uranyl Phosphate) is a yellow - greenish fluorescent mineral with a Hardness of 2 - 2½. Due to the high content in uranium, it is radioactive and also used as uranium ore. If the mineral dries out, it converts to meta-autunite-I, which can turn into meta-autunite-II after heating. These two subsequent minerals are very rare in nature. For scientific studies it is recommended to store the mineral in a sealed container to minimize the water loss. Museums are known...

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