The heft of the thing was impressive for something that fitted the palm of my hand. And the crystallisation (?) patterns of the metal intriguing.
Here’s a closer look –
I know very little about meteorites, but it was great to hold a chunk of metal that has been hurling around in outer space.
This piece of space debris was handed out to the crowd after a talk at a recent Science Communicator’s Association of New Zealand meeting.
We were told it’s worth around $20,000. (I promise I didn’t casually drop it into my bag…)
The photo isn’t very good (at all), a hurried snap with the cell phone. My apologies, but it was all I could manage at the time.