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Bench Crater meteorite, Apollo 12 landing site, Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms), The Moon

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Latitude & Longitude: 2° 56' 23'' North , 23° 27' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 2.94000,23.45000
Non-native locality type:Meteorite
Meteorite Class:Ungrouped C1 chondrite meteorite
Meteoritical Society Class: C1-ung
Metbull:View entry in Meteoritical Bulletin Database

Carbonaceous chondrite, discovered on the Moon in 1969. It was the first meteorite to be discovered on a solar system body other than the Earth.

Co-ordinates should be approximately 2.94 S and 23.45 W, being the landing site

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McSween, Harry Y., Jr. (1976). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 31, Issue 2, July 1976, Pages 193-199.
Fitzgerald, M. J. & Jones, J. B. (1977). Adelaide and Bench Crater - Members of a new subgroup of the carbonaceous chondrites. Meteoritics, vol. 12, Dec. 31, 1977, p. 443-458.

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