Michigan Meteorite going up for auction in April
The first chunk of the Michigan Meteorite that came down on the night of January 16th is about to be auctioned off in April by Christie's.
Ashley Moritz, of Royal Oak, found this chunk of the meteorite on frozen Zukey Lake, with her boyfriend, Christopher Rodgers.
According to Livingston Daily, we now know that the meteor that exploded over Michigan that night was about 2 yards across and weighed about 2 tons. For comparison, the Chelyabinsk meteorite that hit Russia five years ago this week, was about 20 yards across. So far, only about two pounds of the Michigan meteorite has been collected. The chunk that Ashley found will have a starting bid of $12,000 when it goes up for auction.
According to experts, there's more pieces out there to be found. So, keep looking!
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