As of 2014, only 132 out of over 61, 000 documented meteorites were analysed and identified as being Martian. That's just 0.22%. Pretty rare, indeed! But just think of what had to happen, the journey all along the way, to have that bit of Mars end up here. If you'd like to add a bit more Martian knowledge to your repertoire, Wikipedia has a great article here (points down) that even explains a bit about the classification of Martian shergottite your vial contains : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_meteorite. Who wouldn't want to own a bit of Mars?
☆ One brass capsule, engraved with our Latin motto ‘a terra ad astra’ (capsule height: 4.4cm / 1.75in)
☆ One sealed, glass vial containing 12-20mg of a shergottite Martian meteorite
☆ One 14k gold-filled link necklace chain (18 inches) OR our brass ball chain ( 24 inches long, 1.5mm diameter )
☆ One signed meteorite specimen card, stamped with your capsule’s date of creation & assembly
☆ Optional typewritten note within the capsule (100 maximum characters)
☆ Designed in-studio @ We The Sciencey
☆ One recycled-cotton, drawstring carrying bag
☆ Created and packaged with joy & awesomeness
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