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Comet and Meteorite Materials - Studied by Chemometrics of Spectroscopic Data
Moon Rock (from NASA) exhibited in NHM
An 84 g piece of a moon rock was provided by NASA to the Natural History Museum (NHM) Vienna, as a long-term loan for exhibition.
84 g lunar basalt rock, collected 1971 by astronaut David Scott during the Apollo-15 mission (total material collected is 77 kg) - displayed in the Meteorite Collection of the NHM. Composition of this vulcanic rock is mainly pyroxene, feldspar, olivine; it is stored in a special box filled with dry nitrogen.
Astronaut at space shuttle
1986, 1990, 1992, 1994.
18 June 2009
Brandstätter Franz, Curator of the Meteorite Collection, Head of the Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, Natural History Museum Vienna.
[CoMeCS Start] 160104 Copyright K. Varmuza, Vienna, Austria (2016)