50 Year Old Samples From The Moon To Be Tested For The First Time
According to a report by Digital Trends, on December 11th 1972, scientist and astronaut Harrison H.
Schmitt collected lunar rake samples during the Apollo 17 mission, now, almost 50 years later, NASA is breaking open those samples of Moon rock for the first time.
Nine teams have reportedly been selected to study the samples, with the goal of developing new analysis techniques and furthering our understanding of the lunar environment.
Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, DC, said in a statement, “By studying these precious lunar samples for the first time, a new generation of scientists will help advance our understanding of our lunar neighbor and prepare for the next era of exploration of the Moon and beyond."