An honest-to-goodness piece of the real life Moon hits the auction block at Heritage Auctions
this week, and it's one of the first in some time to be opened to a private auction. Bidding on the moon meteorite, Dar Al Gani 1058
, which fell to Earth and was discovered in Libya, starts at $170,000
, but the final price is expected to be as high as $380,000
. The rock, a nearly four pound chunk of breccia from the far side of the moon split in two pieces, would make a great addition to any number of natural history museums across the planet, where it would find a home on display for people to come and marvel at it everyday, perhaps never knowing when or if they would ever see a thing like it again. Or, somebody with too much money on their hands and a dearth of class and decency could buy it and put it in mothballs.