Apollo rock samples capture key moments in the Moon's early history, study find

Apollo rock samples capture key moments in the Moon's early history, study find

Apollo rock samples capture key moments in the Moon's early history, study find

Volcanic rock samples collected during NASA’s Apollo missions bear the isotopic signature of key events in the early evolution of the Moon, a new analysis found. Those events include the formation of the Moon’s iron core, as well as the crystallization of the lunar magma ocean—the sea of molten rock thought to have covered the Moon for around 100 million years after the it formed.
Apollo rock samples capture key moments in the Moon's early history, study find