GSFC: New Moon Rock Is Fit for a King

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GSFC: New Moon Rock Is Fit for a King

Post by bystander » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:13 pm

New Moon Rock Is Fit for a King
NASA GSFC - 2010 Apr 08
People don't discover a new type of moon rock every day, so consider the odds of finding one rich in a mineral that England's King Henry V wore on his battle helmet. And then imagine spotting, right on the Man in the Moon's nose, huge and previously unknown deposits of another mineral from the same family. Using data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) on India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, a team of researchers recently did just that.