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Apollo 12
Rock sample brought to earth from the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission

A scientist's gloved hand holds one of the numerous rock samples brought back to Earth from the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission. This sample is a highly shattered basaltic rock with a thin black-glass coating on five of its six sides. Glass fills fractures and cements the rock together. The rock appears to have been shattered and thrown out by a meteorite impact explosion and coated with molten rock material before the rock fell to the surface.

Catalog Date: 29 November 1969
Film Type: 35mm BW
NASA image: S69-60354

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