Touch the Moon!
This is a slice of a lunar meteorite, a piece of the Moon that was chipped free
when a meteor struck the Moon. Because lunar meteorites differ from most other
meteorites found on Earth, lunar meteorites are identified by comparing the
minerals, chemicals, and isotopes in the meteorite to samples from the Moon
rocks collected during the Apollo missions. Most of the lunar crust consists
of only four minerals - plagioclase feldspar, pyroxene, olivine, and ilmenite.
This lunar meteorite slice is from meteorite NWA
8687, which was recovered from the Northwest Africa region in 2014.