The auction of the gorgeous and space beauty will start at Christie’s Online. If You are fond of outstanding articles, You will buy something marvelous that will be adored and unique thing. The bidding will be commenced on Wednesday, Feb 7.

At the auction eight amazing articles of meteorites will be presented. James Hyslop, Head of Science & Natural History in London, selects highlights from Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites.

  • The Canyon Diablo

This Canyon Diablo meteorite is associated with the famous asteroid impact that left an almost mile-wide crater in the Arizona desert some 50,000 years ago — a stark reminder of the damage meteorite impacts can cause.

Matchless Canyon Diablo Meteorite — Natural Sculpture From Outer Space, Iron — Coarse octahedrite IAB-MG Meteor Crater, Coconino County, Arizona (35°3 N, 111°2 W) . 344 x 203 x 184mm (13½ x 8 x 7¼in). Estimate $150,000-250,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
Matchless Canyon Diablo Meteorite — Natural Sculpture From Outer Space, Iron — Coarse octahedrite IAB-MG Meteor Crater, Coconino County, Arizona (35°3’ N, 111°2’ W) . 344 x 203 x 184mm (13½ x 8 x 7¼in). Estimate: $150,000-250,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
  • Pallasite

Meteorites of the class known as pallasite are stone-and-metal blends that formed on the mantle-core boundary of their parent body. Extremely rare, they comprise less than 0.2 per cent of all existing meteorite examples. This specimen has been perfectly cut into a sphere to show off its olivine crystals and peridot gemstones. It looks like an alien world, at once both natural and artificial.

A Seymchan Meteorite Sphere — an Extraterrestrial Crystal Ball, Pallasite – PMG Magadan District, Russia. 53 x 53 x 53mm (2 x 2 x 2in). Estimate $10,000-15,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online

  • The Widmanstätten pattern

The beautiful crystals of nickel-iron in this meteorite, aligned in what is know as a Widmanstätten pattern, formed in space over millions of years. In order to reveal its internal structure the meteorite has been cut into a cube, and each of its surfaces lightly etched with acid.

Large Muonionalusta Meteorite Cube — Crystalline Structure of an Iron Meteorite Dramatized in Three Dimensions, Iron, fine octahedrite Kiruna, Sweden. 116 x 116 x 116mm (4½ x 4½ x 4½in). Estimate $20,000-30,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
Large Muonionalusta Meteorite Cube — Crystalline Structure of an Iron Meteorite Dramatized in Three Dimensions, Iron, fine octahedrite Kiruna, Sweden. 116 x 116 x 116mm (4½ x 4½ x 4½in). Estimate: $20,000-30,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
  • The Dronino meteorite

Not all meteorites that fall to Earth are spotted right away: many are exposed to the elements for a period of a time before being discovered. This process is known as terrestrialisation, and results in the production of unique surfaces.

Exotic Dronino Meteorite — Extraterrestrial Monolithic Sculpture, Iron, ataxite (ungrouped) Ryazan district, Russia. 303 x 129 x 111mm (12 x 5 x 4⅓ in). Estimate $10,000-15,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
Exotic Dronino Meteorite — Extraterrestrial Monolithic Sculpture, Iron, ataxite (ungrouped) Ryazan district, Russia. 303 x 129 x 111mm (12 x 5 x 4⅓ in). Estimate: $10,000-15,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
  • Tektites

Meteorites that fall to Earth are travelling at incredible speeds — 17 kilometres per second, or 61,000km/h. Some 65 million years ago, the force of such an impact famously led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. In slightly less catastrophic circumstances, areas hit by meteorites can be ejected from the Earth at such high temperatures that the silica content liquefies, turning to glass as it cools. The resulting objects, called tektites (from the Greek tektos, meaning melted) were for a long time a mystery to scientists. For Hyslop, the unusually large size and shape of this example recalls another mystery: the Neolithic carved stone balls of Scotland.

Bikolite Tektites — When Heaven and Earth Collide, Impact Glass Luzon, Philippines. 64 x 64 x 54mm (2½ x 2½ x 2¼in). Estimate $800-1,200. This lot is offered in Deep Impact Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
Bikolite Tektites — When Heaven and Earth Collide, Impact Glass Luzon, Philippines. 64 x 64 x 54mm (2½ x 2½ x 2¼in). Estimate: $800-1,200. This lot is offered in Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
  • The Sikhote-Alin

On the morning of 12 February, 1947, a fireball brighter than the sun exploded five kilometres above Eastern Siberia. The explosion was heard as far as 300 kilometres away, and a smoke trail 33 kilometres long was visible in the sky.

Sikhote Alin Meteorite With Naturally Formed Hole, Iron, coarsest octahedrite – IIAB Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia. 88 x 163 x 119mm (3½ x 6 ⅓ x 4⅔in). Estimate $12,000-18,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
Sikhote Alin Meteorite With Naturally Formed Hole, Iron, coarsest octahedrite – IIAB Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia. 88 x 163 x 119mm (3½ x 6 ⅓ x 4⅔in). Estimate: $12,000-18,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
  • Modelling the Moon

Looking up at the moon, the first feature one sees is the distinction between the dark ‘seas’ and the lighter “lunar highlands”. Amazingly, this slice of rock, discovered in 2007, comes from those highlands. Millions of years ago, the moon was struck by one of the many meteorites that have contributed to the cratered surface we know today. Pieces from that surface were ejected into space, where they orbited for millions more years before falling to Earth.

Partial Slice of Unique Lunar Meteorite — Nwa 5000, Gabbroic Brecccia from the Lunar Highlands Northwest Africa. 24 x 23 x 4mm (1 x 1 x ⅛in). Estimate $8,000-12,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
Partial Slice of Unique Lunar Meteorite — Nwa 5000, Gabbroic Brecccia from the Lunar Highlands Northwest Africa. 24 x 23 x 4mm (1 x 1 x ⅛in). Estimate: $8,000-12,000. This lot is offered in Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
  • A mini Moore

Occasionally when a meteorite falls to Earth, it remains in an orientation that favours melting on only one side. The extraordinary shape of this miniature meteorite could be compared to a sculpture by Henry Moore, says Hyslop — or perhaps a more primeval and universal form.

Oriented Sikhote-Alin Meteorite, Iron, coarsest octahedrite – IIAB Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia . 19 x 11 x 6mm (¾ x ½ x ¼in). Estimate $600-900. This lot is offered in Deep Impact Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online
Oriented Sikhote-Alin Meteorite, Iron, coarsest octahedrite – IIAB Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia . 19 x 11 x 6mm (¾ x ½ x ¼in). Estimate: $600-900. This lot is offered in Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar and Other Rare Meteorites, 7-14 February 2018, Online

Thus, “the space bidding” is  intended for each uncommon person. Do not miss the chance of buying amazing things that will make you happy!

 

 

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