No mystery today. If you haven’t guessed what it is already based on that picture, I’ll tell you: a real, actual moon rock. And no, it’s not made of cheese. It is made of awesome though. Especially if you’re a fan of all things outer space. What better way to celebrate 40 years since man first set foot on the moon than to buy yourself a small part of it?
This little speck of moon rock (roughly 1/2″ x 1/2″) is for real, if the documentation included with the auction is to be believed. You see, it’s… kinda weird, the story behind this little guy.
Whoever originally owned the rock, s/he sent it off to have it melted into a batch of aluminum. It seems kind of odd to me then that the rock still exists, rather than having been melted down. But it does, and it’s up for a Buy It Now offering of $2,000. Would you pay that much for a small chunk of the moon? Do you believe that this even is a chunk of it?