Lunar Meteorite: Half Moon Display 100-200mg
Researchers estimate that meteorites from the Moon are between 4.5 to 2.9 billion years old. By comparison, the Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old, which means some meteorites are as old as our very own planet. Not only are these rocks incredibly ancient, but the journey that they’ve taken to get here is also a perilous one. Few meteorites survive their passage through Earth’s atmosphere, and fewer still are ever recovered by human beings. Meteorites land indiscriminately, and many have fallen in our oceans or in remote areas where they are either unreachable or have been destroyed by the elements. Of the rocks that are successfully recovered, only a small percentage are positively identified as meteorites, let alone meteorites of Martian or lunar origin. That’s why fewer than 0.01% of all meteorites discovered on Earth come from the Moon or Mars!
While it is illegal for private collectors to own Apollo return samples, it is entirely legal to buy lunar meteorites. These specimens have been analyzed and authenticated by leading meteorite scientists and are, without a shadow of a doubt, authentic and legitimate geological examples of our nearest celestial neighbor.
Moon STEM Meteorite Rock Box
100-200 milligrams. Comes displayed in 2″x 1.5” acrylic presentation box.
Every specimen is 100% guaranteed to be authentic and as described. Because no two meteorites or impactites are the same, yours will be similar but not exact.