- Question 2:
- What role did the Apollo missions play in the exploration of the Moon?
The Apollo astronauts returned Moon rocks to Earth. Over the
past 30 years, scientists have studied these rocks to learn
about the Moon. Some of these rocks contain titanium oxides.
These oxides can be used to produce oxygen gas.
used the Hubble Space Telescope to study the ultraviolet (UV)
light reflected from minerals at the Apollo landing sites where
these rocks were found. Scientists compared the UV light from
the Apollo landing sites with the UV light from other areas
of the Moon. If the light from all of these areas
is the same, then the same minerals are most likely present
in each region.
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