Do you agree with this statement on the Clavius pro-Apollo website?: Clavius: http://www.clavius.org/envrocks.html Geologists say lunar rocks aren't any different from the basalts found in earth's oceans. Clearly NASA just recovered seabed basalts and passed them off as lunar rocks. It's not true that geologists don't see a major difference between earth seabed basalts and lunar rocks. Lunar rocks are anhydrous -- they contain no water and there is no evidence of the presence of water in their formation. This is not true of seabed basalts. Seabed basalts are simply the earth mineral that most closely resembles lunar rock. A good quote from David McGowan: So one of the reasons that we know the Moon rocks are real, you see, is because they were blasted with ridiculously high levels of radiation while sitting on the surface of the Moon. And our astronauts, one would assume, would have been blasted with the very same ridiculously high levels of radiation, but since this was NASAs attempt at a debunking article, they apparently would prefer that you dont spend too much time analyzing what they have to say. Isn't it possible that there were a few legitimate moon rocks collected robotically and just these few are the ones we are talking about and the rest are fake? Only 19 kilograms of the total Apollo haul were allocated to scientific research at the time. Some rocks were presented as gifts to foreign heads of state or for display in museums and planetariums. Some have mysteriously vanished. Most of the rest remain locked away for future study in NASAs facility in Houston, Texas. Gee, the Apollo rocks were like some found on Earth, who would have guessed? Apollo rocks also confirmed that certain meteorites found on Earth, including some found in Africa, Antarctica and Asia, were blasted from the moon. It would be nice to have the data from this device - but it seems to be lost On Apollo 11, 12, 14 and 15, ALSEP included the Dust, Thermal and Radiation Engineering Measurements Package (DTREM), a juice box-sized instrument composed of three solar cells and three thermometers that was designed to study the long-term effects of dust, incoming solar radiation and temperature at the lunar surface. The original magnetic tapes of DTREM data were misplaced at some point, according to the original principal investigator, James Bates. Yes, there really was a radiation hazard on the moon: the major degradation experienced by one of the solar cells over time and especially during the August 1972 solar particle event, which hit the moon. Thankfully, no astronauts were on the moon at this time, but it is believed that an event of this magnitude might have presented a severe radiation hazard, McBride said I guess the rock samples were not that important: "Bringing samples back from the moon wasn't the point of the mission," says Korotev. "It was really about politics. It took scientists like Bob Walker to bring these samples back to show the value of them for research. "Bob convinced them to build a receiving lab for the samples and advised them on the handling and storage of them. "We didn't' go to the moon to collect rocks, so we scientists are really lucky that we have this collection." A good quote from Jeff Rense: There are scientists who have spent many years of their careers just studying Moon rocks. But are the rocks they examined and worked with real? All of them, some of them or none? Exposing this massive photo fraud would be devastating to these men and women, even endangering their scientific reputations after being fooled for the past 40 years. If so, Moon rocks would suddenly be on the same level as the shroud of Turin. Did Apollo astronauts really bring back rocks from the moon? Nobody knows!