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Earth's lunar attic

Rocks blasted long ago from the surface of Earth and other planets may be preserved on the Moon. Although hard to identify, they could hold a unique record of the chemical history of the planets and even evidence of life.

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Figure 1: The South Pole–Aitken Basin.

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Chapman, C. Earth's lunar attic. Nature 419, 791–793 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/419791a

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