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Lunar Mare Simulant Vial

Lunar Mare Simulant Vial

13 total reviews



    This vial contains simulated moon dust. It was engineered to be chemically and mechanically identical to the surface of ancient volcanic plains on the Moon, called maria.

    The particle size and composition was designed to match that of the samples returned from the lunar mare during the Apollo missions. 

    Chemical composition by weight:
    • 42.81% silicates (SiO2)
    • 18.89% magnesium oxide (MgO)
    • 14.13% aluminium oxide (Al2O3)
    • 7.87% iron oxide (FeOT)
    • 5.94% calcium oxide (CaO)
    • 4.92% sodium oxide (Na2O)
    • 4.62% titanium oxide (TiO2)
    • 0.57% potassium oxide (K2O)
    • 0.44% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5)
    • 0.21% chromium oxide (Cr2O3)
    • 0.15% manganese oxide (MnO)
    • 0.11% sulfur trioxide (SO3)

     

    You may also be interested in our Martian Simulant.



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      F. (Virginia, United States)

      Fayth rated this 5 stars on Etsy

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      R.L. (Virginia, United States)

      Exactly as described. Came in a glass vial with a cork stopper, not glued shut so you can mess with your simulated moon dust if you like. This is the only sample I got where the info card was small enough to pack inside its labeled box--the rest were up to me to match with their items. Which was pretty easy since I knew what I ordered, but something to keep in mind if you're sending a box of science to someone else.

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      J.G. (Virginia, United States)

      Came exactly as described. I neat piece to have and share with my daughter.

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      B.S.

      friend loved receiving it as a gift!

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      B.

      great great great great great

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      A.B.

      Excellent product! Exactly as described and a beautiful gift.

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