News tagged with lunar samples

A dash of water on the lunar rocks

Ever since Apollo astronauts walked the lunar surface in 1969 and brought rocks back for laboratory analysis, it has been clear that lunar rocks are missing chemical components that boil off at relatively low temperature, ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Water on the moon?

Prior to the Apollo missions to the moon, scientists speculated that volatiles - including water - may have accumulated in permanently shaded regions at the poles. Then the Apollo era brought the return of lunar samples, ...

dateMay 30, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Supernova iron found on the moon

Approximately two million years ago a star exploded in a supernova close to our solar system: Its traces can still be found today in the form of an iron isotope found on the ocean floor. Now scientists at the Technical University ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Space Exploration
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