MOON ROCK [via H.FAULKNER]

Title:
Thin section of rock brought back to earth by Apollo 12 mission
Description:
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.
Subject Terms:
APOLLO 12 FLIGHT APOLLO PROJECT JOHNSON SPACE CENTER LABORATORIES LUNAR COMPOSITION LUNAR GEOLOGY LUNAR ROCKS PHOTOMICROGRAPHS SAMPLES TEXAS

http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/luceneweb/caption.jsp?selections=AS12&browsepage=Go&keywords=null&pageno=20&hitsperpage=5&photoId=S70-20954

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