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12-pound rock from the moon sells for more than $ 600,000

October 20, 2018 Science 0 Views A 1 2-pound monthly meteorite discovered in northwestern Africa in 2017 rests on a…

A 12-pound meteorite from the moon was sold at a Boston auction for this price of $ 612 500 on Friday.

“As soon as we saw this, we knew it was uncommonly unusual,” Geoff Notkin, the star of the television “Meteorite Men,” said. “This is close to finding once in a lifetime.”

Most painted meteorites are the size of a walnut or golf ball, says Notkin, who is the CEO of Aerolite Meteorites, who sold the mountain. [19659005] Boston-based RR Auction announced the winning bid on Friday to a representative working with the Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex in Ha Nam Province, Vietnam.

RR said it is one of the biggest pieces of the Moon ever put on sale in the online auction that ran from October 11 to October 18th.

The moon’s stone was found last year in a remote area of ​​Mauritania in northwestern Africa but was probably killed to the earth thousands of years ago.

The moon meteorite is unofficially called “Moon Puzzle,” reported Geek Wire, as it consists of six fragments that fit together as a puzzle. The largest of these pieces weighs about 6 pounds.

“… this” Moon Puzzle “will certainly inspire students in science for future generations,” said Robert Livingston, RR Vice President, according to the publication.

It is also one of the few known moon theories with which experts call “partial fusion crosses” caused by the enormous heat that wounds on the cliff as it lowers through the atmosphere.

“It actually roasted on the outside,” Notkin said.

Livingston said that the moon rocks held by the astronauts are the property of the US government, so the auction was the only way a private collector could get on a piece of the moon.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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