Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tiny shards of Moon rock fetch $855,000 at auction

Three small Moon rocks returned by the Soviet Luna 16 mission have been sold at Sotheby's ...

The only bits of the Moon in private hands sold at auction at Sotheby's in New York today for US$855,000. The three small shards of lunar rock were returned to Earth by the Soviet unmanned Luna 16 mission in September 1970 and were a gift by the Russian government to Mme Nina Ivanovna Koroleva, widow of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, the "Chief Designer" and director of the Soviet space program.

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