The man has indicated that he will donate "10 percent of the sale value to the university to be used as funding for students in earth and atmospheric sciences". The meteorite has 88 per cent iron and 12 per cent nickel rarely found on earth.
"It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically", Sibescu said.
"Meteor-wrong" is the somewhat humorous word used to describe rocks that were wrongfully believed to be meteorites but turns out to be simple rocks.
How the meteorite came into the anonymous owner's possession is a great story in itself.
Bolsonaro poll lead animates markets in Brazil
Bolsonaro wants to "change the destiny of Brazil" by preventing the Workers' Party from returning to power. Brazil's Workers' Party is comparing far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to Adolf Hitler in a new video.
When he asked about it, he was told in a matter of fact way by the owner that it was a meteorite.
The odd-looking large rock was brought to the institute by an unidentified MI man who kept it for 30 years.
The sixth largest meteorite recorded in MI has just been brought to the attention of experts over 80 years after its discovery. It was still warm when they dug it out in the morning and it had been in the farm since.
Eventually, the man noticed that people were making money from finding and selling small pieces of meteorite, so he figured he should get his giant rock evaluated.
'Venom' sets October box-office record with $80M debut
A very different movie took second place: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star is Born earned $41.3 million. It seems audiences are ignoring the 28% Rotten Tomatoes score " Venom " is now sporting (the audience score is 89%).
The farmer had said to the owner that it landed on the property in the 1930s "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit". Typically, meteorites tend to look rather different from Earth rocks because they lack quartz and do not typically contain holes or vesticles. Additional tests on the meteorite are now being performed, but both the Smithsonian and a mineral museum in ME have already shown interest in acquiring the meteorite, according to the AP.
The US Secretary of State will conclude his tour of the region with a visit to China, were he was due to meet officials on Monday. They also said the two sides agreed to hold a second round of negotiations between the USA and North Korea as early as possible.
So until Voyager 2 passes through the heliopause, there's no way to be sure precisely where it is with regard to the heliopause. When the Sun is at minimum - which we're now closing in on - its activity levels are low, and the Solar wind is slower.
A shop in Hong Kong is actually selling the Pixel 3 noted above (or a classic Hong Kong knockoff of it) for $US 2000. Of course, all the Google Pixel 3 devices available in the market, are the pre-released version of the final device.
Victor Mallet, Asia news editor for the Financial Times , has had his application to renew his visa rejected, the newspaper said . The slogan was in response to comments by Leung, who once said discussion of independence "is an absolute and clear red line".
Hi.I actually got another friend request from you yesterday.which I ignored so you may want to check your account. Facebook says there is no virus attached to the message, but that if you receive it you should just delete it.
Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were sighted in a premature protective case listing from accessory manufacturer Totallee . Surprisingly enough, Google is sticking to its guns and staying with the single camera setup on the back.
Aguero is City's usual penalty-taker, but he had been substituted , leading to an on-field discussion as to who would take it. But the Egypt global snatched at the chance with the confidence of a player with one goal in his last eight matches.
Haddad's campaign headquarters in a Sao Paulo hotel broke out in cheers when exit polls showed that the race would go to a runoff. The final numbers showed a steady increase in Bolsonaro's support in comparison to the last opinion polls.
A journalist is killed on average every week around the world, according to figures compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Marinova's body was found in a park near the Danube river in her home town of Ruse on Saturday.
However, just two days after its release, the Redmond giant has paused the rollout after users started complaining of data loss. In order to protect users from these issues, Microsoft has stopped rolling out the update until a solution is found.
Facebook users warned about hoax messages
If you've received a message from a friend telling you that your Facebook account has been cloned, don't be alarmed. The spammer does this, hoping your friends accept the requests thinking it's somebody they know.
All Blacks flanker to remain in SA after neck injury
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Wolves Sabotaged Jimmy Butler Trade to HEAT
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John Terry announce retirement from football
The 43-year-old is a hugely experienced coach and is highly respected, but the Portuguese has not managed a football club before. He wrote in a post : " After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time to retire from playing ".