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Meteorites and me

See that star up there?

What you’re really seeing is how it looked in 500,000 BC.

And furthermore…

It doesn’t exist anymore.

Err….

I find concepts of time, space and space travel mind blowing.

And Einstein does nothing to help matters.

“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion,” he once said.

Albert Einstein

Einstein: not helpful

I’m so at sea with all this that I still find it difficult to get my head round the fact that you can actually buy pieces of space – better known as meteorites.

These have been out there, spinning around the sun (also known as orbiting I believe) for millions of years before arriving on Earth.

And that’s not all.

You can bid on an auction of a Martian meteorite (particularly rare) on July 2.

This is a planet that no human has ever set foot on.

Yet I can hold a piece in my hand?

That’s seriously mind-bending stuff.

And it explains why meteorites are making big money these days at auctions around the world.

If, like me, space and space travel fascinates you, you’ll want to be a regular reader of our space memorabilia section where you can see just how popular this sector is becoming.

Dan

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