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Apollo 12
Thin section of rock brought back to earth by Apollo 12 mission

An idea of the mineralogy and texture of a lunar sample can be achieved by use of color microphotos. This thin section is Apollo 12 lunar sample number 12057.27, under polarized light. The lavender minerals are pyrexene; the black mineral is ilmenite; the white and brown, feldspar; and the remainder, olivine.

Catalog Date: 01 January 1970
Film Type: 35mm
NASA image: S70-20954

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