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Mr Greybush
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Lost moon dust from Apollo 11 mission new
      #5879919 - 05/23/13 10:24 AM

moon dust

I don't really trust Yahoo with news articles but this one is worth a reading. Hopefully a more reliable site will post more information.


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Re: Lost moon dust from Apollo 11 mission new [Re: Mr Greybush]
      #5880020 - 05/23/13 11:22 AM

Looks like Popular Science has the same story FWIW.

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Re: Lost moon dust from Apollo 11 mission new [Re: Tora]
      #5880048 - 05/23/13 11:36 AM

and space.com

It would be too tempting for me to slip a vial in my pocket.


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Mr Greybush
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Re: Lost moon dust from Apollo 11 mission new [Re: Tora]
      #5880049 - 05/23/13 11:37 AM

well that's Yahoo for ya! Thats why I don't really trust them but I just thought that this was credible enough to post. Guess I was wrong thanks Yahoo

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Re: Lost moon dust from Apollo 11 mission [Re: JoeR]
      #5880927 - 05/23/13 07:22 PM

Quote:

and space.com

It would be too tempting for me to slip a vial in my pocket.




So long as you kept it in a sealed vial as a unique curiosity item, fine. However, if you opened the vial and poured some out, moon dust is actually quite abrasive and potentially a health hazard to accidentally breathe, risking lung problems similar to silicosis or asbestos exposure. Unlike native Earth dust or dust from meteorites surviving the fall through the atmosphere, which get ground fine and relatively smooth, lunar dust has never been subject to any weathering and is at a microscopic level quite jagged and tends to be comprised of larger particulates than earth/ground meteorite dust.


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Re: Lost moon dust from Apollo 11 mission new [Re: JoeR]
      #5883354 - 05/25/13 12:29 AM

Quote:

and space.com

It would be too tempting for me to slip a vial in my pocket.




Same here . Sorry but there would've been 19 going back to NASA not 20.

Pete


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