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Closeup view of lunar rocks contained in first Apollo 11 sample container

This is the first lunar sample that was photographed in detail in the Lunar Receiving laboratory at the Manned Spacecraft Center. This photogrtaph shows a granular, fine-grained, mafic (iron magnesium rich) rock. At this early stage of the examination, this rock appears similar to several igneous rock types found on Earth. The scale is printed backwards due to the photographic configuration in the Vacuum Chamber. The sample number is 10003.

Catalog Date: 26 July 1969
Film Type: 35mm BW
NASA image: S69-45009

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