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1972 Moonwalker Visits Moon Rocks in 2019, Talks Lunar Geology

Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt talks to NASA astronaut candidate and geologist Jessica Watkins at the Johnson Space Center’s Moon rock lab. Story: Future Moonwalkers Need Geology Training, Apollo 17's Harrison Schmitt Says

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NASA Opening 🌙 Moon Rocks Sealed since Apollo Missions | NASA News in Hindi | NASA Update|

दोस्तों Johnson Space Center में किसी खजाने की तरह से moon से आए हुये पत्थरो को रखा गया है। इसे बहुत ही कम लोगों ने देखा और Touch किया है।

ये restricted lab सैकड़ो किलो moon rocks का घर है जिसे आधी शताब्दी पहले Apollo astronauts ने collect किया था।

अब NASA इन प्राचीन पत्थरों को पहली बार निकाल रहा है इन्हे geologists को दिया जाएगा ताकि वे इनकी 21st-century की technology से जांच कर सकें
आज से 50 साल पहले July 20, 1969 को Neil Armstrong ने moon पर पहला कदम रखा था और अब moon rocks के खजाने को खोलना moon पर human के पाहुचने की 50th anniversary मनाने जैसा है।

और Moon पर पाहुचने के 50 साल बाद ये भी NASA ने announce किया है की वे दोबारा 2024 में moon पर जा रहे है।

कई वर्षों से NASA में ये confusion चल रही थी की moon पर दोबारा जया जाए या direct mars पर human mission भेजा जाए। लेकिन Finally पहले Moon पर जाना decide हुआ।

क्योंकि moon पर जाना easy है जो केवल 386,000 kilometers दूर है जहां पर 2 से 3 दिन में पाहुचा जा सकता है।

US Donald Trump का कहना है की Moon पर दोबारा जाना Mars mission का ही part है जिसमें पहले moon पर पाहुच कर Deep Space Mission में आने वाली कठिनाइयों को दोबारा से समझा जा सकेगा और फिर 2025 से 2030 के बीच Mars पर human को भेजा जा सकेगा।

1969 through 1972 तक चले Apollo mission 12 moon walkers द्वारा 382 kilograms moon rocks लाये गए।

इनमें से कुछ मिट्टी और चट्टानें vacuum-packed करके रखी गयी हैं जिसे कभी भी Earth के atmosphere के contact में आने नहीं दिया गया है। कुछ को Frozen और helium gas में रखा गया है जिसे कभी भी touch नहीं किया गया है।
अब lab's staff इसमें से कुछ samples को सावधानी से दूसरे container में निकलेंगे जिससे किसी भी sample में कोई contamination न आए।

इन samples को test करने के लिए आज की technology उस Apollo era की technology से काफी advanced है जिससे इस sample के 1 milligram part से ही काफी जानकारी जुटाई जा सकती है अब geologist अपने अपने samples का wait कर रहे हैं ताकि वे lunar dirt को test कर सके।

6 moon landings में से Apollo 11 जो की पहला moon man mission था इसमें सबसे कम यानि 22 kilograms moon Rock को लाया गया
क्योकि ये पहला moon mission था जिसमें NASA कोई भी Risk नहीं लेना चाहता था।इसलिए कम samples को लाया गया।

उन्होने ये samples 2 1/2-hour की moon walk से collect किए। Apollo 15, 16 and 17 के mission में Rover भी भेजे गए जिससे ज्यादा Area को cover किया जा सका और ज्यादा samples भी लाये गए।
हालांकि some Moon samples को पहले यानि 50 1969 के time पर भी study किया गया था but वो study बहुत limited थी अब आज की technology में इसे study किया जाएगा जिससे कई नयी जंकरियन सामने आएंगी।

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NASA studying 'untouched' moon rocks from '70s

NASA is taking a closer look at moon rock samples gathered through the Apollo program, launched nearly 50 years ago.

NASA said it has chosen nine teams, awarding them $8 million, to learn more about the samples gathered through the Apollo program, which launched in the 1960s.

By studying these precious lunar samples for the first time, a new generation of scientists will help advance our understanding of our lunar neighbor and prepare for the next era of exploration of the Moon and beyond, Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C., said in a statement released Monday.

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Lunar Geology from Apollo to Artemis

NASA’s Artemis program will return Americans to the Moon by 2024 and help get us ready to go on to Mars. Join the next-to-last man on the Moon, Apollo astronaut Harrison Schmitt, and astronaut candidate Jessica Watkins at the Johnson Space Center’s Moon rock lab where the two geologists discuss what we learned from our first Moon landings and what our next steps there can teach us.

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Apollo 11 Lunar Rocks Analyzed at Caltech

When the Apollo 11 astronauts returned to earth on July 24, 1969, they brought with them samples of lunar rocks and soil.

Among the six Caltech scientists selected by NASA to study the lunar material was Gerald Wasserburg, professor of geology and geophysics. The mass spectrometer he created, dubbed Lunatic I, was the first fully digital instrument of its kind, making possible the high-precision measurements needed to date both the moon rocks and the moon itself. Lunatic I is now held in the collections of the National Museum of American History.

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NASA | Tour of the Moon

Although the moon has remained largely unchanged during human history, our understanding of it and how it has evolved over time has evolved dramatically. Thanks to new measurements, we have new and unprecedented views of its surface, along with new insight into how it and other rocky planets in our solar system came to look the way they do. See some of the sights and learn more about the moon here!

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Apollo Moon Rocks Showed No Signs of Life

Footage of lab testing of moon rocks and soil samples collected by NASA Apollo astronauts has been recently rediscovered. -- Never-Before-Seen NASA Video Shows Scientists Test Apollo 11 Moon Rocks for Life in 1969:

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NASA Searches for Life from the Moon in Recently Rediscovered Historic Footage

This footage from 1969 shows researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center examining samples of Moon rocks and soil that astronauts brought back from the Apollo 11 mission. The researchers are looking for signs of life endemic to the Moon, as well as organic compounds that are the basic building blocks of life. Of course, no lunar life was found in these samples, and we now know that the Moon does not harbor life. Nevertheless, these tests became the first time that NASA retrieved samples from another world to look for life on that world.

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NASA JSC Lunar Curation Lab

The Lunar Curation Lab at NASA's Johnson Space Center, is the primary repository for the precious geology samples returned to earth from the moon during the Apollo missions.

Guardian of the Moon Rocks - Centennial E8

Fifty years ago, humans first stepped foot on the Moon. Along with visiting our closest neighbor, the Apollo astronauts also brought back hundreds of pounds of lunar samples, from micron-scale motes of dust to small boulders weighing more than 25 pounds. Using these samples, scientists have been able to peer back in time to the early days of our solar system, making major discoveries about the formation of the Moon and the Earth. Today, the Apollo moon rocks continue to be a source of new scientific studies for the next generation of planetary scientists.

In this episode, Ryan Zeigler, the curator of the Apollo lunar samples at Johnson Space Center, talks about how astronauts got the moon rocks, how they are stored and provided to researchers, the discoveries scientists have made from them, and the equally exciting and terrifying parts of his job.

Moon Rock Heist

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NASA has opened Apollo moon rock sample

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A visit to NASA's moon rock central | Science News

Science News astronomy writer Lisa Grossman went behind the scenes at NASA’s pristine sample lab at Johnson Space Center in Houston this spring and saw moon rocks up close — or as close as non-astronauts can get.

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STEM in 30 - Moon Rocks

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s STEM in 30 series of live, fast-paced, 30-minute webcasts are designed to increase interest and engagement in STEM for students. This episode explores Moon rocks and what they can tell us not only about the Moon, but also about our own planet.

How NASA Analyzed Apollo Moon Samples For Life

Caye Johnson, a former biologist from NASA's Ames Research Center, narrates footage from 1969 of researchers examining samples of Moon rocks and soil that astronauts brought back from the Apollo 11 mission.

The researchers were looking for signs of life endemic to the Moon, as well as organic compounds that are the basic building blocks of life.

Of course, no lunar life was found in these samples, and we now know that the Moon does not harbor life. Nevertheless, these tests became the first time that NASA retrieved samples from another world to look for life on that world.

Video credit: NASA/Ames Research Center

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