NASA Photo ID: S69-60354           File Name: 10075436.jpg
Film Type: 35mm BW                 Date Taken: 11/29/69
Title: Rock sample brought to earth from the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission
Description:
A scientist's gloved hand holds one of the numerous rock samples brought
back  to Earth from the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission. This sample is a
highly  shattered basaltic rock with a thin black-glass coating on five of
its six  sides. Glass fills fractures and cements the rock together. The
rock appears  to have been shattered and thrown out by a meteorite impact
explosion and  coated with molten rock material before the rock fell to the
surface.                
Subject terms:
APOLLO 12 FLIGHT                        
APOLLO PROJECT                          
BASALT                                  
EXAMINATION                             
LABORATORIES                            
LUNAR ROCKS                             
LUNAR SURFACE                           
SAMPLES                                 

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