“Earth Rock!” –4-Billion Years Ago an Asteroid Blasted a Piece of Earth to the Moon

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“Further impacts on the moon at later times would have mixed the Earth rocks with lunar rocks, including at the future Apollo 14 landing site (below), where it was collected by astronauts and brought back home to the Earth.”

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What’s Inside NASA’s Sealed Apollo-Mission Moon Boxes? –“May Solve NASA’s Biggest Mysteries”

 

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In 1969, astronauts aboard the Apollo missions collected rocks and other geological samples from the surface of the moon, sealed them in special containers, and brought them safely back to Earth. According to Leonard David at Space.com, some of the boxes from Apollo 15, 16, and 17 have remained sealed for over 40 years, and now might be the time to unlock them and learn the secrets they hold.

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