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Lunar meteorite that fell on Earth 1000s of years ago sold for $612,500

Lunar meteorite that fell on Earth 1000s of years ago sold for $612,500

Image credit: Mike Segar/Reuters

NWA 11789 or 'The Moon Puzzle', a 5 kg meteorite, composed of 6 pieces that fit like a puzzle, has been sold for $612,500 by Boston-based RR auction. The meteor, which has “partial fusion crust” caused by the heat that burned the rock as it plunged to Earth thousands of years ago, was found last year in a remote area of Mauritania in north-west Africa. The large lunar meteorite was predicted to fetch $500,000.

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