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Largest Moon Rock Ever Auctioned Expected To Sell For $380,000 49

Posted by samzenpus
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First time accepted submitter amkkhan writes "One lucky space-lover with some extra cash could become the proud new owner of the largest moon rock ever to be auctioned, according to the auction house Heritage Auctions. The moon rock, known as Dar al Gani 1058, is part of a lunar meteorite that was found on Earth in 1988 and is expected to fetch as much as $380,000 at auction."
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Largest Moon Rock Ever Auctioned Expected To Sell For $380,000

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  • Wow... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by SomePgmr (2021234) on Friday September 21, 2012 @02:08AM (#41408287) Homepage

    Wow...

    "For example, three seed-sized pieces of the moon that were brought back to Earth by a Russian robotic probe in 1970 were sold at auction 30 years later for $442,500," Pearlman told Space.com. "And while the moon rocks recovered by the Apollo astronauts are considered National Treasures and have never been awarded to individuals, hypothetical appraisals have suggested even a 1-gram sample could be worth millions."

    I think NASA ought to be working on ways to ship back containers of moon rocks. Their budget woes would be solved!

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