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Students touch planet Mars

Exciting rare samples of moon rocks and a collection of impressive meteorites landed at JCoSS this month. 

Students were able to enjoy a unique, interactive experience of astronomy during their lessons.  Highlights included getting up close and personal with some hand-sized meteorites and enabling students to touch a real piece of space. This included a 1.2 billion year old piece of Mars and a 4.3 billion year old nickel meteorite – the oldest object you will ever hold in your hands!

The lunar samples, provided by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFV) were collected in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon.

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