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They auction rock from Mars, but nobody buys it because it is very expensive

They auction rock from Mars, but nobody buys it because it is very expensive

The rock NWA 12690 was valued at up to $800,000, but in the end it was left without a buyer. 02.25.2022, Sputnik World

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Christie’s auction house organized an online bid to sell the third largest stone from Mars, but it was unsuccessful. According to information from the company, the piece had a starting price that ranged between 500,000 and 800,000 dollars. Christie’s describes the rock as one of the “most exotic objects” on Earth. However, no one wanted her. Perhaps not only because of the price, but because it weighs 300 kilograms, which makes the logistics of transporting it difficult. The rock NWA 12690 was obtained after the impact of an asteroid on the red planet, which threw a large amount of material into Earth’s orbit. It is the 12,690th meteorite recovered and classified by scientists from the northwestern part of Africa in the Sahara desert. It was found on December 16, 2018 by a Malian nomad near Achemelmel, in northern Mali, according to information from Christie’s. Although it is the third largest Martian rock that humanity has, it could actually be considered the first, since the other two larger stones were cut into several smaller specimens that were later distributed in museums, research centers and private collections. The stone is green with grayish tones. In addition, folds are observed due to the merger that the meteor suffered when it crossed the Earth’s atmosphere. To make it more attractive to the buyer, Christie’s offered it complete with custom armor and a Lucite dome.

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The rock NWA 12690 was valued at up to $800,000, but in the end it was left without a buyer.

the auction house Christie’s organized an online bid to sell the third stone largest from Marsbut was unsuccessful.

According to information from the company, the piece had a starting price that ranged between 500.000 and $800,000.

Christie’s describes the rock as one of the “most exotic objects” on Earth. However, no one wanted her. Perhaps not only because of the price, but because it weighs 300 kilogramswhich makes the logistics to transport it difficult.

The rock NWA 12690 It was obtained after the impact of an asteroid on the red planet, which threw a large amount of material into Earth’s orbit.
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Its about meteorite number 12,690 recovered and classified by scientists from the northwestern part of Africa in the Sahara desert. It was found on December 16, 2018 by a Malian nomad near Achemelmel, in northern Mali, according to information from Christie’s.

Although it is the third martian rock largest that humanity has, in fact it could be considered the first, since the other two larger stones were cut into several smaller copies that were later distributed in museums, research centers and private collections.

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“NWA 12690 is a volcanic rock composed predominantly of crystals of calcium pyroxene that show a complex compositional zoning. There are also grains of similar size of maskelynite, as well as materials to a lesser extent, such as ilmenite, ulvöspinel, merrillite and pyrrhotite,” the auctioneer details.

The stone is green with grayish tones. In addition, folds are observed due to the merger that the meteor suffered when it crossed the Earth’s atmosphere.

To make it more attractive to the buyer, Christie’s offered it complete with custom armor and a Lucite dome.

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