The Maine Mineral and Gemstone Museum will show massive lunar lumps that have fallen into the earth as meteorites.
"These are lunar meteorites, they are not parts of the moon that were returned, much like the Apollo missions, but they actually fell to the ground," said Barbra Barrett, museum director, to Fox News. The museum in Bethel, Maine, is scheduled to open in late summer.
PISTOLS FROM 4.5 BILLION YEARS OF METEORITE MIGHT WON US $ 1.5 MILLION IN AN AUCTION On the lunar surface, the meteorites provide a fascinating insight into the Earth's natural satellites.
The museum, which is due to open shortly, states that the four largest lunar parts of the world will be on display here and more than the moon will be at home. The 1
A small piece of an asteroid or comet is also known as a meteorite. When it enters the Earth's atmosphere, it becomes a meteor or fireball or shooting star. The boulders that touch the ground and are valuable to collectors are meteorites.
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