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Carbon Compounds in Apollo 12 Lunar Samples


Analysis of surface fines and core samples obtained on the Apollo 12 mission reveals small quantities of carbon compounds. The results from pyrolysis, mass spectrometry, ion exchange chromatography, and both optical and electron microscopy may shed some light on the origin and history of these organic molecules.

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NAGY, B., MODZELESKI, J., MODZELESKI, V. et al. Carbon Compounds in Apollo 12 Lunar Samples. Nature 232, 94–98 (1971).

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