Moon-walk mineral discovered in Western Australia

Oz Research of Note (in progress)

The last mineral thought to have been unique to the Moon has been discovered in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. Tranquillityite, named after the Sea of Tranquillity where the Apollo 11 moon-walkers landed in July 1969, was tentatively identified while studying a polished slice of Earthly rock in a scanning electron microscope.

Prof Birger Rasmussen, Curtin University
Dr Janet Muhling, A/Prof Alexandra Suvorova, Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, University of Western Australia