Bench Crater meteorite
|Bench Crater meteorite|
Bench Crater - view of "rubble pile" in center of crater. The "Bench Crater meteorite" was collected during the Apollo 12 mission (EVA-2, November 20, 1969).
|Found date||November 20, 1969|
Bench Crater SW (image bottom left) of the Apollo 12 lander (LRO, 2011) - shows footprints and hardware left by astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean.
The Bench Crater meteorite is a meteorite discovered on the Moon by Apollo 12 astronauts in 1969. It was the first meteorite to be discovered on a solar system body other than the Earth. It is listed as a carbonaceous chondrite by the Meteoritical Society.
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- Hadley Rille meteorite
- Heat Shield Rock (Mars - Meridiani Planum meteorite)
- List of Martian meteorites
- List of meteorites on Mars
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