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How Was the Moon Made? We Won’t Know Until We Go Back

14 Jul 2019, 03:35 UTC
How Was the Moon Made? We Won’t Know Until We Go Back Mike Lemanski

David Scott and James Irwin traveled to the moon with a shopping list. Geologists wanted the two men, Apollo 15 astronauts, to collect samples that would shed light on the moon’s mysterious formation and early years. On their second day there, Aug. 1, 1971, Mr. Scott and Mr. Irwin hit the jackpot.

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