Today: NASA has opened one of the samples collected by Apollo 17 on the Moon. See the image

24/03/2022
Credit image: NASA/Robert Markowitz
Credit image: NASA/Robert Markowitz

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 24 March 2022, at 13:19 pm Los Angeles time

NASA just opened a sample of the Moon collected today during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, which means that 50 years have passed since then and only now is the sample open, with NASA sending an image, which you can see above. 

Sample no. 73001 of Apollo 17 was carefully opened under the supervision of the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Division (ARES) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. 

Of course, NASA will investigate this sample, thereby analyzing the geology of the Earth's only satellite, Moon. There are still unopened samples from the Moon, which are currently in NASA labs, waiting for their turn and finally being opened by NASA. 

Research on the closest celestial body to Earth and the Earth's only satellite is extremely important, as it can provide data about our planet Earth, from the past, will help us better understand the formation of our planet, but also that of our satellite, the moon. 

We remind you that this year NASA will send the Artemis I mission to the Moon, without a crew on board. But the future missions of Artemis will have crews because this is also the mission of Aremis: to bring people back to the moon. Every mission to another celestial body is a step forward in the world of science.

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