Museum Moon Rock plotted back in its original location

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Hi I'm from the National Museum Wales - don't know if you guys will be interested but I've just managed to produce a file that opens in Google Moon that will fly you to the precise location that our specimen of moon rock on display at the Museum was originally collected from.

The museum website has all the information about the specimen and how it was collected: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/Rhagor/article/moonrock/

Or if you just want to fly to the moon, then just open this file whilst browsing Google Moon.
http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/media/9/0/7/3/moonrockwales.kml

Hope you enjoy, thanks everybody :)
Graham Davies
Curator, Virtual Museum
National Museum Wales, Cardiff. UK
www.museumwales.ac.uk/rhagor
 
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Hi,
All that I know about moon rock is :
Moon rock describes rock that formed on the Moon (Earth's moon). The term is also loosely applied to other lunar materials collected during the course of human exploration of the Moon.
lunar sample collection case on display at the National Air and Space Museum

In general, the rocks collected from the Moon are extremely old compared to rocks found on Earth, as measured by radiometric dating techniques. They range in age from about 3.16 billion years old for the basaltic samples derived from the lunar maria, up to about 4.5 billion years old for rocks derived from the highlands. Based on the age dating technique of "crater counting," the youngest basaltic eruptions are believed to have occurred about 1.2 billion years ago,but we do not possess samples of these lavas. In contrast, the oldest ages of rocks from the Earth are about 3.8 billion years old, a vastly different value from that of the moon.
 
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