Meteorite Auction: Largest Moon Rock Ever Put Up For Auction

A Boston Auction House is offering what it says is the largest chunk of moon rock ever put up for auction, a Rare Lunar Meteorite that was discovered in NorthWest Africa.

The Meteorite comes in six pieces that fit together, weighing a total of about 12 pounds.

Some pieces of moon rock have made their way back to earth in the care of Apollo Astronauts. The rest were blasted off the moon's surface by Meteorite impacts, typically hundreds or thousands of years ago, blazing through earth's atmosphere as a shooting star.

In 2007, one of the largest Lunar Meteorites ever found was discovered in Morocco, a single lump weighing 25 pounds .