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Space Rocks Sell At Auction
2012-10-15 10:14:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Sunday, auctioneers in New York put some of the most notable meteorites from modern history up for bid and watched as many of them sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chunks of Mars and the Moon were among the more than 125 space rocks that were made available during the private auction that brought in over $1 million dollars. Prospective buyers packed the auction room at the Fletcher Sinclair Mansion located next to the...

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2006-04-07 17:15:00

NEW YORK -- The art world's interest in meteorites has skyrocketed, with collectors and curators buying up the outer-space rocks for display in museums, galleries, or on a cocktail table at home. Next week, meteorite hunters will get a chance to bid for some of the world's most coveted extraterrestrial rocks when they go on sale at Bonhams' New York natural history auction. Among the highlights are a small slice of the 15.5-ton Williamette, the crown jewel of meteorites on display at the...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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