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For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound chunk of the moon

 

October 11, 2018



BOSTON (AP) — Anyone who can't make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth.

A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) lunar meteorite discovered in Northwest Africa last year is up for auction by Boston-based RR Auction and could sell for $500,000 or more during online bidding that runs from Thursday until Oct. 18.

It is "one of the most important meteorites available for acquisition anywhere in the world today," and one of the biggest pieces of the moon ever put up for sale, RR said.

The rock classified as NWA 11789, also known as "Buagaba," was...



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