If you are looking for an unusual Valentine’s gift, this auction house offers you Rare bits of meteorite from Mars and Beyond – for under $ 250.
Online sales start Tuesday, February 9th Christie’s Auctions 72 meteorites sold by auction – solid bits of debris from celestial bodies such as comets and asteroids reaching Earth Somehow they managed to survive their journey through our atmosphere to land on the surface.
The auction house wrote on its site: “The weight of each known meteorite is less than the annual global production of gold, and these sales provide amazing examples for any collector, and are available in estimates ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars.” website. website.
The collection includes a meteorite containing 7 billion years old star dust, gemstones from outer space covered in iron and the fourth largest part of the moon. Wonderful pieceValued from $ 30,000 to $ 50,000, the planet’s atmosphere bubbles are trapped in it
According to Christy, there are dozens of monsters from the moon andDozens of other famous museums have already been built around the world.
“Everyone has an image in their heads of what a meteor should look like – a foreign body that is heated up by friction as it enters the Earth’s atmosphere,” said James Hislop, head of the science and natural history department at Christie’s. statement. . Things rarely survive this fiery decline. It’s similar to that shared ideal that we saw in this meteorite. It’s so amazing to look and have the honor to sell it.
None of the objects in the group hit the ground at all – a young boy in Morocco found a meteor in a tree’s branches the next dayIt is valued around $ 15,000 to $ 25,000. However, the last largest meteor showers in the United States were welcomed in Odessa, Texas, and were expected to bring in $ 40,000 to $ 60,000.
Gallery curator Daryl Pitt said, “If there is a time that terrifies you in the endless night sky, we live in it, but if you want inspiration with your eyes open, touch a meteor.”
The auction house said one of the most prominent was a meteor weighing 16 pounds and estimated to sell for between $ 50,000 and $ 80,000.
“Unlike 99% of all other meteorites, this meteorite did not flip or capsize while it descended on Earth, but it maintained a steady orientation during its descent,” the auction house said. “The Earth-facing surface has long flight signals that radiate outward in this aerodynamic form outside the Earth.”
Meteorites are found all over the world, from the desert to Chile to Russia.
The “Deep Impact: Mars, Moon and Other Rare Meteorites” auction will run until February 23, and interested New York buyers can view in person by appointment.