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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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1.3 The Genesis Rock – how it was found

The Genesis Rock was found by astronauts James Irwin and David Scott of Apollo 15. These two astronauts knew the significance of what they had found: it was the first sample of the early lunar crust. Watch the video from the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal website, showing the discovery of anorthosite by the Apollo 15 astronauts. The other voice is Joseph Allen, the Capsule Communicator back in Houston. As some of the dialogue in this video is indistinct, you may wish to read the transcript below.

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