Meteorites, Chunk of Moon Up for Auction

Auction held by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions

By Ula Ilnytzky
|  Thursday, Sep 27, 2012  |  Updated 1:47 AM CDT
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A New York City auction is offering 125 meteorites for sale.

It includes a large chunk of the moon and a 179-pound iron cosmic rock that evokes Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream."

The sale, one of the largest of its kind, is being held by the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Oct. 14.

The sale also includes a large piece of the Peekskill meteorite, famous for puncturing a Chevy Malibu in 1992 about 50 miles north of Manhattan.

There's also the largest complete slice of the most famous meteorite in the world, the Willamette, which is housed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

The moon rock has the highest pre-sale estimate of $340,000 to $380,000. The meteorite dubbed "The Scream" is estimated at $175,000 to $225,000.

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