A lunar meteorite that was found to be one of the most significant ever was sold by a Boston auction house
The lunar meteorite NWA 11789, consisting of six fragments that fit together.
Photo: Mike Segar / Reuters  A piece of the Moon that fell to Earth as the Moon's meteorite was auctioned for more than $ 600,000.
The Boston Auction announced the 612,500 dollar bid for the meteorite, consisting of six fragments that fit together a puzzle that originated from a representative of the Tam Chuc pagoda complex in the province of Ha Nam in Vietnam.
The meteorite comes in six parts, weighing a total of about 5 kg, and is known as NWA 11789. and unofficially known as "The Moon Puzzle".
The auction house predicted it would raise $ 500,000 at auction.
The meteorite was found last year in a remote area of Mauritania in northwest Africa. But experts believe it fell to earth thousands of years ago.
It is considered one of the most significant lunar meteorites ever found because of its large size and because it has a "partial melt crust" caused by the tremendous heat of the stone as it falls to the earth.
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