Big Piece of Moon – level 3

17-10-2018 07:00

A huge lunar meteorite that crashed down to Earth thousands of years ago is going up for auction and people expect it to sell for over half a million dollars.

Tricia Eaton, the auctioneer, said that it felt incredible to hold a piece of the moon. The rock is special because of its size – lunar meteorites found on Earth are usually as big as an apple.

People found the 5.4-kilogram rock in a desert in Mauritania (a country in north western Africa) last year.

Difficult words: huge (very big), lunar (of or from the moon), auctioneer (a person who manages auctions), incredible (amazing).

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