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Virtual Microscope

Updated Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Examine moon rocks and meteorites up close with our Virtual Microscope

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Explore the slide below to get up close and personal with some lunar soil (Orange regolith):

Moonrock detail seen through a microscope Launch moon rock on the Virtual Microscope

And check out this British meteorite:

Moonrock detail seen through a microscope Launch meteorite on the Virtual Microscope


To look at even more objects up close, from meteorites to igneous rocks, visit the main Virtual Microscope website.

Visit our Stargazing LIVE page to find out more about the series which celebrates the wonder of our amazing night sky and explore the story of the Universe with our interactives. Also enjoy free learning materials about the Moon and more.


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