Moon material on Earth

Excerpt from the November 30, 1963 issue of SCIENCE NEWS LETTER

By Science News Staff, 13:50 PM October 29, 2013

Material blasted off the moon’s surface by the impact of giant meteorites has dropped upon the earth on at least three separate occasions in the geological past. Strange glassy objects — called “tektites” and “impactites” — are found by the thousands in sites scattered across the earth. One theory is that tektites are solidified droplets of lunar material melted and splashed into space when large meteorites crashed into the moon. Impactites are thought to be products of the impact of large ex...

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