Microscopic Apollo 11 moon dust sells for $500K at Bonhams auction

A tiny amount of microscopic moon dust has sold for half a million dollars after NASA determined that the particles are part of the first lunar sample collected by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Bonhams auctioned the Apollo 11 moon dust for $504,375 as part of its Space History Sale held Wednesday (April 13) in New York. The amount, which included the buyer’s premium, fell short of Bonham’s pre-auction estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million.

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