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Soviet-era ‘moon rocks’ sell for $855,000 at New York auction

Three fragments of rocks retrieved from the moon by a Soviet space mission in 1970 were sold for $855,000 at a New York auction on Thursday. Sotheby’s auction house said the “moon rocks” are the only known documented lunar matter in private hands. They were offered for sale by an unidentified private American collector who purchased them at auction in 1993 for $442,500. Sotheby’s said the buyer on Thursday was another private American collector, but the name was not disclosed. Read More: NASA chooses nine companies to…