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A company in Maine has posted a US$25,000 reward for anybody who can seize and ship an extraterrestrial that not too long ago fell to Earth. The fugitive has been described as heavy, metallic, presumably magnetic and weighing at the least a kilogram.
On April 8, a fireball was seen streaking by means of the sky throughout daytime over Washington County in Maine. NASA tracked the item and predicted that fragments of the meteorite had landed close to the U.S.-Canadian border, probably in a forested area close to the cities of Waite, Me., and Canoose, N.B.
The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum then
put out a Fb put up
, promoting a US$25,000 reward for “the primary 1 kilogram specimen discovered from the occasion.” The museum is ready to check specimens for identification, although it notes there’s a value for this. “Reward is open to our Canadian neighbors as properly,” it provides.
The area rock might simply be price its weight in gold, which is at present promoting for about US$6,500. However the tough terrain might hamper the search.
Roberto Vargas, a meteorite hunter who has visited a number of continents searching for his quarry,
advised the BBC
this week that he’d been to the realm twice and plans a 3rd journey. “It’s closely wooded, it’s tremendous muddy,” he stated. The College of Alberta has a helpful
primer on meteorites
to assist any would-be seekers.
The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum
is happy with its assortment of area rocks, promoting itself as residence of “
the biggest piece of Mars on Earth
” – a 14.5 kilo chunk of the Crimson Planet – in addition to an intensive assortment of lunar meteorites.
However meteorites should not straightforward to search out.
, the museum marketed a US$20,000 reward for a one-kilo portion of a meteorite that was predicted to have landed close to Rangely, Me., south of the Quebec border. Nobody was capable of declare the prize.
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