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Apollo 11: Exposure of Lower Animals to Lunar Material

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Science  31 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3944, pp. 470-472
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3944.470

Abstract

Lunar material returned from the first manned landing on the moon was assayed for the presence of replicating agents possibly harmful to life on earth. Ten species of lower animals were exposed to lunar material for 28 days. No pathological effects attributable to contact with lunar material were detected.