4.6 billion year old meteorite for sale

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Space lovers will be able to purchase a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite when it goes on sale in New York.

Christie’s auction house in New York is selling the rare rock as part of “Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites,” series.

The online auction will run until Wednesday, May 10.

The ancient meteorite is a piece of the famous Allende meteorite, which exploded over the Mexican state of Chihuahua in 1969.

Scientists collected the fragments and discovered that they came from a very rare type of meteorite. Today, Allende is remembered as history’s most important—and studied—meteorite.

Bidding for the meteorite starts at $20,000.

WHAT IS A METEORITE?
Meteorites are the fragments of comets, asteroids or meteoroids, which travel through the atmosphere to Earth. They often erode during their fiery journey.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
May 9, 2017 10:15 am

why? who would want a 4.6 billion old metiorite?

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 9, 2017 10:20 am

It’s flying gold!

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 9, 2017 11:51 am

That is awesome

Wilson!
Wilson!
May 9, 2017 11:59 am

This is strange they can’t sell it one it’s history and to they don’t own it it fell from the sky

clockcoolguy8923
clockcoolguy8923
May 9, 2017 1:15 pm

Good story i really enjoyed but this is really cool and also,the price is quite big and as a lover of space!

Jacky
Jacky
May 9, 2017 3:30 pm

wow so cool I wish I saw it but I hope it didn’t hit a house or someone

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 9, 2017 6:35 pm

PUT IT IN THE MUSUEM NOT SELL IT !!!

LegendaryTron24
LegendaryTron24
May 9, 2017 8:10 pm

I think they should not sell it we can make it history.

Jack
Jack
May 10, 2017 11:22 am

This is awesome im going to buy it

jason
jason
May 10, 2017 12:35 pm

who would want a rock in the sky

Anonymous
Anonymous
May 10, 2017 2:24 pm

cool

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