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Apollo 12 in Pictures: Photos from NASA's Pinpoint Moon Landing Mission

Moon rock

NASA

Apollo 12 lunar sample 12062 under observation in the Manned Spacecraft Center's Lunar Receiving Laboratory. This sample was collected during the second extravehicular activity of the Apollo 12 mission. The moon rock is a medium-grained rock with crystals growing in the holes of the rock.

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Christine Lunsford
Christine Lunsford

Christine Lunsford joined the Space.com team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with Space.com, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.