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Scientist-astronaut Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot, collects lunar samples. (Image: NASA 1972)

Scientist-astronaut Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 lunar module pilot, collects lunar samples. (Image: NASA 1972)

March 24, 2016

Samples from the Apollo missions continue to reveal insights into the evolution of the Moon

Perhaps we don’t realize when we look into the night sky at the moon, that we are observing some of the most ancient surfaces known within our solar system. The formation of the moon is linked to the early stages of Earth’s evolution, and therefore understanding the evolution of the moon is of interest to Earth scientists as well. Read more...