10048 - Grey regolith breccia
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10048 is a grey regolith breccia (weight 579 grams) similar in composition to Apollo 11 soil. It is a glass matrix breccia derived from the soil by meteorite impact. The matrix contains small clasts of mare basalt along with orange to red glass beads (~100 microns across). Detailed examination of the sample has produced an estimate for the source of the regolith with about 75% thought to be local mare basalt and about 25% from the lunar highlands.

Interestingly, sample 10048 was one of those used in the "biopool" - samples used to check for pathogens and life forms during the initial Apollo 11 quarantine.

Further details of this and other Apollo samples are here: http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/

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Ma = Millions of years ago
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