Lunar meteorites are the result of another meteorite hitting the Moon and releasing its rock into space, where they were floating for probably millions of years until their trajectory led them to Earth. This lunar feldspathic breccia meteorite is from the famous yet recently discovered strewn field in Algeria.
It is known that these meteorites are from the Moon because lunar rocks were picked up and brought to Earth in the Apollo missions, testing their composition and then scientifically proving that they cannot come from any other part of the Solar System but from the Moon.
This specimen is a feldspathic regolith breccia and it is probably paired with the classified meteorite NWA 11474. It conserves its natural patina from the desert, with a characteristic orange color. It is an endcut, with most of the specimen showing its natural crust and one face showing the interior.
Weight: 4,11 grams.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
Last photo is courtesy of NASA.
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- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- NWA 11474.
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Météorite lunaire. Roche de la lune. Pas de réserve
- 4.11 g
- Origine (région / ville)
- Trouvé en 2017
- Origine (pays)