Discovering Glass on the Moon


Colored Beer Bottles

Beer is a refreshing adult beverage that is sold in either cans or bottles. There are still a great many people who prefer bottles when...


From Ancient Art to Modern Craft

When civilizations firms formed around the globe, glass was only found in places where extreme heat from a natural source converted sand. It took centuries...


Decorative Kitchen Glass

There are many ways to decorate any room in a home. Kitchens are generally the heart of the home. This is where the family gathers...


The Art of Blowing Glass

One of the beauties of glass is its malleability, so it can be formed into many different shapes and sizes. Heat is an essential ingredient...


Modern Glass Bottles

Exploration of plastics manufacturing methods has yielded a bonanza of products for food storage. For many years, chemists worked to create all the forms needed...

When the Apollo moon landings were conducted, astronauts brought rock samples back to Earth. These samples consisted of a variety of moon rocks and meteors that had impacted over millennia. When a meteor strikes a solid body, heat and shock are by-products of the impact. The moon contains silica particles that can be turned into glass. There are very small amounts of glass scattered across the moon due to meteor impacts. Astronauts found glass pieces, especially in the breccias areas where meteor strikes had occurred. While they could not bring back every piece of rock or glass found, the astronauts did collect hundreds of pounds of rock as well as small pieces of lunar glass.