EOAS Faculty Member Juliane Gross Opens Lunar Samples Collected by Apollo 17 Nearly 50 Years Ago

NASA scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17, marking the first time in more than 40 years a pristine sample of rock and regolith from the Apollo era has been opened. It sets the stage for scientists to practice techniques to study future samples collected on Artemis missions, according to NASA.

Date: 11-05-19 Location: Bldg. 31 – Lunar Curation Lab Subject: ARES team extruding Apollo lunar core sample. Pictured are from left, Andria Mosie, Charis Krysh and Juliane Gross Photographer: James Blair
Date: 11-05-19 Location: Bldg. 31 – Lunar Curation Lab Subject: ARES team extruding Apollo lunar core sample. Pictured are from left, Andria Mosie, Charis Krysh and Juliane Gross Photographer: James Blair

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