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Local library offers lunar experience


June 10, 2019

More than 40 years ago, during the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 moon missions, astronauts collected samples of lunar rocks and dust. Some of those samples are now at a public library near you.

Thanks to NASA and the North Dakota State Library, these lunar samples and additional meteorite samples will be on display at the Eddy-New Rockford Library. While the lunar and meteorite samples are small and encapsulated in a Lucite disk, each one includes six different types of astromaterials.

The Meteorite Sample Disk contains six different meteorite samples that were found in Antarctica, Namibia, Mexic...

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