Salt of the Earth Ring, Object, Paper, © 2011 by Irene Chan

Wear it  with a grain of salt.

BLACK MARKET TRINKETS FROM SPACE, NY Times, Page D1, April 5, 2011 by WILLIAM J. BROAD

“Ebay and other Web sites pulse with hundreds of sales pitches. “The pieces below have an exceptional patina,” a site called Star-bits.com said of 10 pictured fragments. The ads are for chunks of meteorites, bits of asteroids that have fallen from the sky and are as prized by scientists as they are by collectors. As more meteorites have been discovered in recent years, interest in them has flourished and an illegal sales market has boomed — much to the dismay of the people who want to study them and the countries that consider them national treasures.”

 

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