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Chunk of moon for sale

2012-09-27 07:32

New York - A New York City auction is offering 125 meteorites for sale, including a chunk of the moon and a cosmic rock nicknamed "The Scream".

The rock is said to evoke Edvard Munch's iconic painting and is estimated at $175 000 to $225 000.

The moon rock has the highest pre-sale estimate of $340 000 to $380 000.

The sale, one of the largest of its kind, is being held by Heritage Auctions on 14 October.

Comments
  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-27 07:41

    Funny, I didn't realise the Moon was their's to sell... Yanks!

      bouncing.betty.33 - 2012-09-27 08:19

      I can't believe you just wrote that....

      jody.beggs - 2012-09-27 10:24

      Pieces of moon here on the planet BumWind ! Do you approach all the articles that way , read the headline then comment ? That would explain a lot....

  • tuco.angeleyes - 2012-09-27 08:08

    I've got a chunk of Mars in my back yard, anyone interested?

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-27 08:54

      You better give it back to America before MIB kick your door in ;-)

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-27 08:13

    I have a few selected pieces myself. Just threw one at my neighbours dog. Will let it go for a measly R1000.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-27 08:56

      Next thing you know the Peruvians will be selling pieces of the sun. Better yet, they can rent it out (some American woman actually tried to patent the sun haha).

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