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Lunar soil sample

Lunar soil sample

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Lunar soil, collected by the Soviet Luna 16 spacecraft. Luna 16 was launched from a preliminary Earth orbit towards the Moon in September 1970. After three days travelling it landed and gathered samples, returning to the Earth after 26 hours on the surface, collecting 101 grams of lunar material.

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