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Lunar | NWA 11303 77.9g

$12,849.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Lunar, feldspathic breccia
  • Weight: 77.9 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 50 mm x 37 mm x 31 mm
  • Additional Information: Lunar meteorite end cut, exactingly prepared in the laboratory and polished to perfection on a diamond lap. Note the pleasing contrast of abundant white and grey clasts suspended in a darker matrix. Careful examination will reveal small blebs of extraterrestrial nickel-iron.

1 in stock

Description

If you look at the surface of the Moon through a telescope, you will immediately notice that its surface is partially covered by a multitude of craters. Some of those may be volcanic in origin, but many or most are meteorite craters formed when meteorites from elsewhere—likely chunks of the asteroid belt — crashed into the Moon. Sufficient force of impact can accelerate fragments of Moon rock away from its surface, in essence throwing them into space. Some of those pieces are later snared by Earth’s gravitational influence and fall here as meteorites. As such as the fated tale of this marvelous end cut, dubbed NWA 11303—as it landed in Northwest Africa.

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Weight 4.7 g

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