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12-pound lunar meteorite, dubbed ‘The Moon Puzzle,’ up for sale, auction house says

A Boston-based auction house is looking for the next proud owner of a 12-pound lunar meteorite, which it says has an estimated price tag of $500,000.

“A highly important, world-class example of a lunar meteorite, this was blasted off the surface of our moon in the distant past, likely by the impact of a different meteorite, then journeyed the quarter-million miles to Earth and—against all odds—survived a fiery descent through our atmosphere to be found in the wilds of the deserts of Northwest Africa in 2017,” the auction house said in an online description of the item.


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