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Crowdfunding campaign lets you snag simulated moon dirt — but handle with care
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Wanna buy some fake moon dirt? Off Planet Research, which manufactures loads of the stuff, is making it available for public consumption — but make sure you don’t eat it or breathe it in. The research facility in Lacey, Wash., specializes in making types of soil that simulate what’s found on the lunar surface. Off Planet mixes up blends of earthly ingredients, including crushed rock, so that students and scientists can learn how humans and their hardware would fare in the lunar environment. Two main varieties of lunar simulants are on the menu: a dark-colored blend that reflects the composition of… Read More read more
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