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A 4.5 billion-year-old Swedish meteorite is going up for auction

File photo, not the meteorite referred to in the article: Terje Bendiksby / Scanpix Norway/TT

Published: 19.Oct.2017 10:39 hrs

If you've ever wanted to get your hands on a meteorite that's billions of years old, now could be your chance.

The rock might not look like anything special, but in fact it's a fragment of the Muonionalusta, an iron meteorite believed to be the oldest in the world.

It hit the border between Sweden and Finland more than one million years ago, and to date only around 40 pieces have been found. A fragment described by specialist auction site Catawiki's experts as "exceptionally large" and weighing 26.5 kilograms is up for sale with bidding open until Sunday.

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