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Moon rocks!

UH scientists search for answers in souvenirs from Apollo missions

By Steven Mark

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 10, 2014

~~<p>During Sunday's &quot;supermoon,&quot; the moon will be 221,765 miles from Earth, measured center to center. It's the closest the orbiting moon will get to our planet this year.</p>
<p>Katharine Robinson gets a lot closer than that, in a way. She studies moon rocks as a graduate assistant at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. UH has about 120 grams of moon rocks brought here in 1990 for study by a team of scientists.</p>
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During Sunday's "supermoon," the moon will be 221,765 miles from Earth, measured center to center. It's the closest the orbiting moon will get to our planet this year.

Katharine Robinson gets a lot closer than that, in a way. She studies moon rocks as a graduate assistant at the University of Hawaii at Manoa's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. UH has about 120 grams of moon rocks brought here in 1990 for study by a team of scientists. Login for more...



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