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UT-Knoxville professor to unseal moon rocks


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the first time since they were collected during the Apollo 17 mission, several samples of moon rocks will be opened and examined this summer.

A University of Tennessee-Knoxville professor, Molly McCanta, will be one of a handful of researchers working with the samples through a NASA research program. As part of the Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis Program, samples that have never been exposed to Earth's atmosphere will be unsealed and examined.

The program is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.


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