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Water-Containing Apatite Grain

Caption: This shows secondary electron image of pits left by ion microprobe analyses of a heterogeneous apatite grain in Apollo sample 14321, 1047. Water has now been detected in apatite in many different lunar rock types.

Credit: Katharine L. Robinson, University of Hawaii, HIGP

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