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Largest moon rock ever put up for auction

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By ITN News Editor October 16, 2018 13:12

Largest moon rock ever put up for auction

A Boston auction house is offering what it says is the largest chunk of moon rock ever put up for auction, a rare lunar meteorite that was discovered in northwest Africa.The meteorite comes in six pieces that fit together, weighing a total of about 12 pounds, and has a sale estimate of  $500,000 in the sale closing Oct. 18, RR Auction said.

Although the pieces closely resemble regular brownish-black earth rocks to the untrained eye, Notkin said it was a thing of rare beauty to a meteorite aficionado such as himself.Some pieces of moon rock have made their way back to earth in the care of Apollo astronauts.

The rest were blasted off the moon’s surface by meteorite impacts, typically hundreds or thousands of years ago, blazing through earth’s atmosphere as a shooting star.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 16, 2018 13:12
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