February 25, 2013

Out of this world

English: A slice of moon rock available at the...

English: A slice of moon rock available at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution for visitors to touch. Taken back to Earth by Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whilst at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, we stopped by and touched a Moon rock brought back by the Apollo missions. Turns out it's pretty easy to buy one yourself: We just got our own piece of the Moon and a piece of Mars and also just a "regular" meteorite. The meteorite is nice and heavy (for its size); The lunar and martian rocks are tiny, like big grains of sand. Caroline dropped the mars pebble and for a few minutes it was lost in the carpet. I think we found it. Or It might be an old cookie crumb.
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Posted by netrc at February 25, 2013 07:42 PM