Talk:Lunar meteorite

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I deleted some stuff about tektites and replaced it with a sentence explaining the relevant information about tektites in this context. .Furthermore, there is a link to the tektite article in which the same information about the lunar origin theory is given.

Suggestions for improvement before nominating as a Good article[edit]

I think that this article is in good shape, and would like to nominate it for a good article soon. Beforehand, I have a few comments for improving this article

  • "Cosmic ray exposure history established with noble gas measurements have shown that all lunar meteorites were ejected from the Moon in the past 20 million years. Most left the Moon in the past 100,000 years." should be referenced.
  • "After leaving the Moon, most lunar meteoroids go into orbit around Earth and eventually succumb to Earth's gravity. Some meteoroids ejected from the Moon get launched into orbits around the sun." This should be referenced as well. I thought that most go into orbit about the sun, not the Earth, but I could be wrong.
  • "There are also speculations about the possibility of finding "Earth meteorites" on the surface of the Moon." should be referenced.
  • Would it be appropriate to add external links to meteorite dealers? Probably not.

Lunokhod 15:04, 24 November 2006 (UTC)


So what about the Lunar Meteorites for sale on Ebay? Are they all just rocks? Should I not waste my money? I can't tell you how much I'd love to own a peice of the Moon, but I'm not sure about the ones offered on ebay. Nick Warren (talk) 12:25, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

This is exactly the same question I came here to find the answer to! I think the answer to this type of question, or at least how to go about finding the answer, would be a very valid addition to this article. There is already a mention of private ownership, so authenticity of private ownership also seems relevant to me. But I can also see legal issues, and Wikipedia policy issues, if an article states or implies that something is not authentic. FrankSier (talk) 17:12, 9 June 2010 (UTC)