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NASA has opened up a previously locked in rock sample brought from the Moon in 1972, marking the very first time, it will be analysed as well.

The space agency has said that it will open the rock sample, 73002, on Nov. 5, in conjunction with the Apollo is the Next-Generation of Sample Analysis (ANGSA), the initiative is designed to make use of new technologies that are around at the time the samples were collected.

“We are in a position to get the measurements to make this simply not possible over the course of the years of the Apollo program,” he said ANGSA programme scientist, Sarah Noble, D. Ph., in a written statement. Analysis of these samples will be able to maximize the science return of the Apollo, as well as the enabling of a new generation of scientists and museum curators to refine the techniques and to assist them in preparing future explorers for the moon missions are expected to be in 2020 and beyond.”

Apollo, the sample of processors is Andrew motion includes, Charis Krysher, and Juliane Gross, is open around the monster, 73002, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, texas. The Moon and the rocks in the tube were the same, since they were collected at the surface and brought to Earth by the Apollo astronauts, nearly 50 years ago. (NASA/James Blair)

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Example, 73002, was one of the two rock samples brought back from the Apollo 17 mission, astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt. It will be broken down into parts to study in the us said, “you could allow scientists to gain insight into the origin of the moon’s polar ice deposits, as well as other potential resources for future exploration.”

Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan, preparing to collect samples 73001 and 73002. (Credit: NASA)

Example, 73001, which was collected on Apollo 17, it will be investigated.

“The findings from these samples are designed to provide NASA with new insight into the Moon, including its history, its effects on the surface of the moon, and how landslides occur on the surface of the moon and how the Moon’s crust has, in the course of time,” Charles Shearer, a science co-lead for the ANGSA, will be added to the list. “This research will help NASA better understand how the volatile reservoirs, to develop, to evolve, and the interaction of the Moon and other planetary bodies.”

In conjunction with the opening of the NASA shared an image comparing the X-ray analysis (1974), and an X-ray computer tomography, starting from 2019 onwards, with the technological advances over the past 45 years.

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The bottom scan is of the sample, 73002, it was taken with the help of x-ray technology in 1974, it is in the us. The X-Ray Computed Microtomography scan was taken in 2019 at the latest, at the University of Texas at Austin. This is a preview of the technology developments that enable a new generation to change the behavior of the ‘new science’ on the Apollo samples. (Credit: NASA)

“The opening of these monsters now, would it be possible to make the new scientific discoveries about the Moon, and it will be a new generation of scientists to refine the techniques in order to better study in the future, samples will be returned by the Artemis astronauts,” said Francis McCubbin, from NASA’s astromaterials curator at the Johnson Space Center, in a statement. “And our scientific technology have greatly improved over the past 50 years, scientists will have a chance to analyze those samples in a way that was not previously possible.”

NASA’s planned return to the Moon in 2024, as part of the Artemis program.

In March, NASA announced that it had selected nine teams for a total of $8 million to help us in the study of the lunar samples, and for the first time, in an effort to gain a better understanding of the Moon, as well as helping to prepare them for the future development of the area. Three months later, NASA opened up the locked in a safe at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where the Apollo Moon rock samples, which were kept there.

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From 1969 to 1972, 12 astronauts brought back lunar samples, weighing a total of 842 pounds. Some of the stones and the soil, the samples were vacuum-packed at the Moon, and have not been exposed to the atmosphere of the Earth. Some of them were frozen and stored in liquid oxygen and liquid helium, and after Apollo 11 splashed down, and it remained untouched.

In total, there are more than 100 000 samples from the Apollo equipment, with some of the original 2,200 will be divided into smaller sections for study.

Perhaps it is the irony of the Apollo 11 resulted in the least task samples with Aldrin and Armstrong and the collection of 48 samples. NASA wanted to minimize the risk to astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong’s face it, they were the first people to walk on the Moon. The astronauts ‘ Extra-Vehicular Activity, or the amount of time they spent on the Moon’s surface, outside of the Eagle lander, it took me only 2 hours, 31 minutes and 40 seconds.

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