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The incredible thing about these meteorites is where they came from. Millions of years ago one or more meteorites struck the Moon, ejecting lunar rocks into space. These rocks were probably in orbit with the Earth or the Sun until they were absorbed by our planet. Although it may seem counterintuitive due to their proximity, lunar meteorites are extremely rare. Only 0.2% of meteorites come from our satellite. Furthermore, the first was not discovered until 1982, 13 years after the first Apollo mission brought moonstones to Earth. They are of great scientific interest as they help to understand how the Moon was formed in the context of the solar system. They have been studied and compared with the rocks brought back by the different Apollo missions. However, meteorites give a more realistic view of the lunar orography since they come from different locations. For their part, the missions landed in places with few geographic features to facilitate landing on the moon. Some rocks of those brought by the Apollo missions were given to other countries. However, they are ultimately protected by US law and their buying and selling is actively pursued. For this reason, lunar meteorites are the only material that is legal to possess from our closest star.
This fragment of meteorite from the Moon, officially classified as NWA 13568 of the feldspathic gap type.
Even though usually the meteorites coming from the Moon that are for sale are very small in size (just a grain of rice), the specimen we are offering here is a good example of this rare meteorite from our natural satellite. Size and quality for a good collection.
Lunar meteorites are very scarce, so they represent real wonders of the universe in our hands.
Lunar fragment with “crust” in on of the side, and natural interior view of the of the fragment.
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