Getting hands on some of the moon is quite difficult for most of us. Some lunar missions have taken samples of the Moon’s surface, but they are usually held by researchers and museums, so that they can be studied and displayed.
Recently, a fairly large part of Earth’s only natural satellite ended in the auction block, but it was not taken back by astronauts. This large fragmented part of the moon actually falls to the ground all alone, and now it retrieves the incredible price of $ 612,500.
The strange stone is believed to have entered the earth thousands of years before it was eventually found last year in Africa. The meteorite, which is labeled NWA 1
1789 (NWA in this case means “North West Africa”), is actually several smaller individual pieces that fit nicely together, causing some to nicknamed rock “Moonpuzzle”.
Of course, rocks are so not only “from the moon” and find their way to the ground. It is likely that an impact of a certain type between the moon and any other object caused material including this piece to be pushed skyward. The stone eventually found itself in the earth’s gravitational forces and it eventually hit the atmosphere and ended up on the ground.
The exterior of the rock shows signs that it has endure the hard friction and heat that accompanies a journey through the earth’s atmosphere. It makes it a fairly important moonlight, but since it was found by a private party, it is now a serious collector’s object. The rock’s incredible prize is a product of its rarity, size and the fact that it originates from the moon, as opposed to being a meteorite of unknown origin.