About this product
Sourced from Spacerocks UK
We source our meteorites from David Bryant at Spacerocks UK. David has been a meteorite specialist for over 15-years and is a well known and respected figure in the industry - you might have met him at an event or attended one of his talks.
Spacerocks UK are also members of the prestigious International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA) so offer a lifetime guarantee of authenticity with all of their meteorites.
If you are looking for something larger or more unique than the meteorites offered here please contact us, we will do our best to source something suitable.
Own your very own piece of the Moon!
Genuine fragment of a Lunar meteorite NWA4881 presented in an acrylic display box.
These make fantastic gifts for astronomers and people interested in space - children and adults alike!
Please note - meteorites are unique and come in different shapes and sizes. We have photographed one intended to represent the meteorite you receive but the actual meteorite and packaging might differ slightly. The price displayed is for a single meteorite. The Storm Trooper is not included ;-)
In the early 1980s, Japanese and American researchers discovered the first lunar meteorites in the ice fields of Antarctica. Subsequently, several other "lunars" have been recovered from the hot deserts of Australia, Africa, and Oman, bringing the total number of all known lunar meteorites to about 70. All of these meteorites were found to exhibit mineral compositions similar to the samples returned by the Apollo and Luna missions, proving their lunar origin beyond any doubt.
Lunar meteorites are of major scientific importance because most of them originate from areas of the Moon that were not sampled before. Most lunar meteorites in our collections have been blasted off of the lunar highlands that cover the far side of the Moon. Only a few lunars have their origin in the smooth lowlands, the lunar maria of the near side of the Moon which served as the preferred landing sites for the Apollo missions.
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