Where was the 4 billion year old Genesis Rock discovered in August of 1971?
#122716. Asked by 29CoveRoad. (Jul 29 11 12:07 AM)
The Genesis Rock is a sample of Moon retrieved by Apollo 15 astronauts James Irwin and David Scott in 1971 during their second lunar EVA.
Chemical analysis of the Genesis Rock indicated it is an anorthosite, composed mostly of the plagioclase feldspar, anorthite. The rock was formed in the early stages of the solar system, at least 4 billion years ago. It was recovered in a crater of the Moon, near other rocks of its kind.
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