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Virtual Microscope Views of the Apollo 11, 12 and 14 Lunar Samples

Everett Gibson
Education & Public Outreach
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The Apollo Virtual Microscope is a means of viewing, over the Internet, polished thin sections of every rock in the Apollo lunar sample collections via software, duplicating many of the functions of a petrologic microscope, is described. Images from the Apollo 11, 12 and 14 missions may be viewed at:

Cynthia Hall, David Hurd, Mariah Williams, Ken Quinn, John Matelock, Joe Minafra
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Recognizing that science and human exploration are mutually enabling, NASA created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) to address basic and applied scientific questions fundamental to understanding the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids, the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos, and the near space environments of these target bodies. As a virtual institute, SSERVI funds investigators at a broad range of domestic institutions, bringing them together along with international partners via virtual technology to enable new scientific efforts."