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the world of mineralogy and geology.

The Open University virtual microscope team are working with NASA and the Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute (SSERVI) to digitize the available Moon rock thin sections returned to Earth by the Apollo astronauts. The goal of this...

Specially created and other learning materials to accompany the virtual microscope.

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Learn about minerals and rocks under the microscope on the Open Educational Resources site OpenLearn, or download our ibook from Apple's itunes store.

The virtual microscope user guide is here.

The latest addition to our collection of geological specimens.