Touch a lunar meteorite at Latvian University

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The lunar meteorite Northwest Africa 8783 is from Monday on display at the University of Latvia Friedrich Zander's Museum of Space, reported Latvian Radio Monday.

"Of course everyone should look at the meteorite, and all the more if it can be held in one's hands [..] Some four to six [fragments] land on the Earth and are found in a year [..]," said the head researcher at the Astronomy Institute of the Latvian University Ilgmārs Eglītis. 

The official name of the lunar meteorite is Northwest Africa 8783. It weighs some 0.5 grams and was found in 2014 in North Africa. A total of 24 fragments with a total mass of 27.5 grams have been found. 

About 50 kilograms of lunar meteorites have landed on the Earth. These rocks are more valuable than gold. You can look at the rock on workdays, announcing your visit to the head of the museum Gunta Vilka by phone - 67034565.

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