Northwest Africa 6950

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Christopher K.
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Northwest Africa 6950

Post by Christopher K. » May 10th, 2017, 3:23 pm

Apparently found near the border shared by Mali and Algeria, the main mass of this 1649-gram yellowish-green meteorite (determined to be of lunar origin) was found in June 2011 and purchased by a private collector in August of that year. Through an arrangement, 1000 tiny pieces of the NWA 6950 have each been incorporated into a lunar print for government and private purchase.

The Highland Road Park Observatory has acquired print number forty-nine and will premiere said print and the NWA 6950 chip this Saturday 13 May during Evening Sky Viewing Plus.

About NWA 6950:
https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=54513

About Evening Sky Viewing Plus:
http://hrpo.lsu.edu/programs/saturday.html

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