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Piece of The Moon

BELUM I 2022.1 , Ulster Museum Collection

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Piece of the moon

The Moon, our nearest neighbour in the Solar System, is an object familiar to everyone. There is increasing interest in the Moon following recent robotic missions there and the prospect of astronauts returning in the next few years. This palm-sized specimen is a substantial, impressive piece of a typical Lunar rock specimen. In 2022, it will be displayed in the Ulster Museum as part of the Our Place in Space project, and will be used in our popular education sessions.