Space has become the talk of the town what withe the 40th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon just going past us. And of course, how can we forget the zest for space tourism and even holding marriages in zero gravity. Taking full advantage of this current trend, a rare chunk of space debris has been put up for sale. This one fell on the Earth near Thirsk in North Yorkshire in August 2005.
Named the Hambleton Meteorite, this one is expected to go for some $148,000 at an auction that will be held in the coming month. As per famous meteorite hunter and dealer Rob Elliott, this rock has been named after the district in which it was found. Again, the rock has been classified as a pallasite, which is a technical term for something that is composed of a certain type of stone and iron.
Elliott also informs that so far only one per cent of all discovered meteorites are pallasites; thereby, making the Hambletone Meteorite quite a rare type. And we assume, that very fact must have justified the huge price tag to you space enthusiasts out there.