70181 (85) Mature Mare Regolith
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Fact sheet
Description: 

Sample 70181 is lunar soil (known as a regolith) that was collected near the Lunar Lander during the Apollo 17 . Regolith is produced from the fine-grained debris formed in both large and small impacts. Mission to the Moon. It contains mineral, glass and rock fragments, and also agglutinates (clusters of dust welded together to form larger particles) formed by melting due to continual bombardment of the Moon’s surface by micrometeoroids.

The sample contains fragments of mare basalts, minerals including plagioclase and pyroxene, agglutinates and orange glass spherules.

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

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Location description: 
Apollo 17 landing site
Accuracy:
Location precision: 
Good
Timescale:
Not known
Ma = Millions of years ago
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metamorphic
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