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Old 14-05-2019, 04:02 PM
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50 year-old vacuum sealed lunar samples hope to shed new light on the Moon's geology

In a 12 May 2019 article at the Washington Post, Sarah Kaplan reports on
how scientists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston are about to
do experiments on three vacuum-sealed core lunar samples that have
purposely not been opened since they were collected on the Moon on the
Apollo 11 EVA.

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Originally Posted by Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post
The upcoming experiments, on vacuum-sealed cores and a long-frozen rock, can be performed only once, at the precise moment the samples are opened. Thatís why the materials have been held back since they were retrieved from the moon, said Ryan Zeigler, who curates the Apollo rocks collection. NASA was waiting for the right scientists, with the right technologies, at the right time.
Story, photos here :-
https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...986_story.html
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