Lunar and Planetary Institute






Lunar Sample Atlas

Virtual Microscope Views

The Virtual Microsope catalog is a subset of the Lunar Sample Atlas, and provides interactive views of selected thin sections as they would be seen through a microscope.

Apollo 12
Sample Number Split Number Lithology Magnification View
12002 167   2.5x 12002,167 virtual microscope12002,167 virtual microscope
12005 57   2.5x 12005,57 virtual microscope12005,57 virtual microscope
12035 62 basalt 2.5x 12035,62 virtual microscope12035,62 virtual microscope
Apollo 14
Sample Number Split Number Lithology Magnification View
14305 14 breccia 2.5x 14305,14 virtual microscope14305,14 virtual microscope
Apollo 15
Sample Number Split Number Lithology Magnification View
15299 204 regolith breccia 10x 15299,204 virtual microscope15299,204 virtual microscope
Apollo 16
Sample Number Split Number Lithology Magnification View
60025 269   10x 60025,269 virtual microscope60025,269 virtual microscope
65015 164   2.5x 65015,164 virtual microscope65015,164 virtual microscope
Apollo 17
Sample Number Split Number Lithology Magnification View
70017 223 high-Ti mare basalt 2.5x 70017,223 virtual microscope70017,223 virtual microscope
72275 136 basalt 5x 72275,136 virtual microscope72275,136 virtual microscope
75015 26 high-Ti mare basalt 2.5x 75015,26 virtual microscope75015,26 virtual microscope
78238 8 norite 5x 78238,8 virtual microscope78238,8 virtual microscope


Image of a Lunar sample