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Asteroid piece from Mars up for auction

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:09

Washington: A piece of asteroid that fell on earth after its impact on Mars is up for grabs.

That little piece of Mars fell to Earth, where it was discovered in the Sahara Desert last year.

Now it can be yours for the price of about 160, 000 dollars, part of an auction of nature and science artifacts from Heritage Auctions, Fox News reported.

"The specimens in this sale represent some of the finest fossils, meteorites, and natural history items I have had the privilege to handle" Craig Kissick, Associate Director of Nature and Science for Heritage Auctions said.

The 1.37 pound hunk of rock is incredibly rare; less than 300 pounds of Martian rock is known to exist on Earth, the auction house said.

The auction will end June 2.


First Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 11:09
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