Event Date14–28 MAR 2023 | Online 22087

Deep Impact: Lunar, Martian, and Other Rare Meteorites

New York
Sale Total USD 906,192

14–28 MAR 2023

Sale Overview

Christie’s presents Deep Impact: Lunar, Martian, and Other Rare Meteorites, an online-only sale of rare meteorites open for bid between 14-28 March 2023. The weight of every known meteorite is less than the world’s annual output of gold, and this sale offers spectacular examples for every collector. Over half the sale is offered at no reserve with estimates ranging from $700 to $500,000.

Included in Deep Impact: a meteorite that contains the oldest matter mankind can touch;  two others which contain the raw ingredients of our planets; a dozen offerings of the Moon and Mars as well as meteorites containing gems from outer space.

A highlight from the sale is the largest meteorite from the asteroid Vesta to ever appear at auction. Vesta, the second largest asteroid in our solar system, is the only asteroid which can be seen with the naked eye — and this is the 5th largest extra-terrestrial object on Earth whose home can be found in the night sky.

Another highlight is a meteorite from between Jupiter and Mars which evokes the emoji of awe and wonder 😮 and an appropriate response to this sale.

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