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  • Terrier from Outer Space reaches $88,500
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    Paul Fraser
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Terrier from Outer Space reaches $88,500

The Terrier from Outer Space meteorite proved a hit in Christie’s Science and Natural History sale in London yesterday.

Terrier meteorite Christie's

Does this look like a terrier to you?

The rock got its name from its uncanny resemblance to the dog breed.

It’s one of a small subset of meteorites prized for their "zoomorphic" or animal like qualities.

This example, which smashed into the Namibian desert a few thousand years ago, is a particularly fine specimen. 

It realised £68,750 ($88,412).

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • breedchristiehistoryitemlondonmeteoritenaturalprovedrocksignsmashedsubsetthousanduniqueyears