Apollo 11 and 50 years of research on Moon rocks

The first Moon landing is arguably the most important event for humankind. Dr Mahesh Anand, sheds light on the work which has taken place with the Moon rocks taken from that mission.

Perhaps their most important task was to collect samples of the lunar surface. Apollo 11 returned 22kg of lunar samples to Earth.

Data from these apatites and melt inclusions suggest the presence of a water reservoir in the Moon similar to that of certain regions in the Earth’s interior.

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