Lunar Sample 70215,287
This Moon rock was collected by Astronaut Jack Schmitt near the Apollo 17 Lunar Module landing site. The rock weighs 17 grams and is a fragment of a much larger original sample. The rock is known as mare basalt, a porous rock produced from cooled lava. Formed approximately 3.7 billion years ago, it is older than 99.99% of all surface rocks on Earth.
And yes, that is my finger touching an actual moon rock!
Lunar Sample 15058.187.023
Apollo 15, July 26-August 7, 1971.
This igneous rock, estimated to be 3.7 billion years old, was collected by astronaut Jim Irwin in the Palus Putredinus (Marsh of Decay) lunar region.
Lunar Sample 70035.40.020
Apollo 17, December 7-19, 1972. This basalt sample, estimated to be 3.7 billion years old, was collected by astronaut Harrison Schmitt near the Taurus-LIttrow Valley region of the Moon.
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