The Museum of Minerals and Gems in Maine is set to show massive moon pieces that crash on Earth as meteorites. "They are lunar meteorites, they are not parts of the Moon that have been returned, similar to Apollo's missions, but they have actually fallen to Earth," said Barbara Barret, director of the museum. The Betel Museum, Maine, will open at the end of summer. on the lunar surface, the meteorites offer a fascinating view of the Earth's natural moon.
The museum, which will be open soon, says it will be home to the four largest moon on Earth and will collect more than the Moon than the world's 10 largest natural-science museums. In total, the collection will contain 40,000 gems and minerals and 6,000 meteorites. In addition to the pieces of the moon, the museum's collection includes fragments of Mars and part of the Veste asteroid. for example, weighs 1
A small fraction of an asteroid or comet is also known as a meteor. When it enters the atmosphere of the Earth, it becomes a meteor or a fiery or shooting star. The pieces of rock that collide with earth, valuable to collectors, are meteorites.
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