Bench Crater meteorite

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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).
Type Chondrite
Class Carbonaceous chondrite
Country Earth's Moon
Found date November 20, 1969
Apollo 12 landing site imaged by LRO, 2011.jpg
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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