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A Meteorite Auction Takes Off, Thanks to Crypto

Christie’s annual sale of extraterrestrial artifacts is getting traction with a tech crowd.

This piece of Libyan “desert glass” formed about 29 million years ago when an asteroid or comet hit sand on Earth. It’s estimated from $150,000 to $250,000.

This piece of Libyan “desert glass” formed about 29 million years ago when an asteroid or comet hit sand on Earth. It’s estimated from $150,000 to $250,000.

Source: Christie's

Thanks in large part to crypto-rich collectors, an online-only auction of meteorites at Christie’s is set to break through the stratosphere. 

Running Feb. 9–23, the sale, Deep Impact: Martian, Lunar, and Other Rare Meteorites, follows a string of record-making meteorite auctions in 2021.