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.

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

11 Responses

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

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

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

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