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Preliminary examination of lunar samplesAn analysis of the lunar samples returned by Apollo 17 was conducted to determine the petrographic characteristics. A table listing all the rocks returned by Apollo 17 by sample number, weight, and rock type is presented. Photographs of lunar samples are included to show the variety of rocks returned. Lunar soils were collected to aid in characterizing the four major photogeologic units determined by preflight studies. Tables are developed to show grain size and grain type for the lunar soils. Radiographs of the drive tubes are interpreted to show the formations existing at various depths below the lunar surface.
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Legacy CDMS
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August 7, 2013
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January 1, 1973
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Publication: Apollo 17 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
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Space Sciences
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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