[according to] Canadian law, the meteorite will need to stay in Canada no matter who finds it, but that hasn’t stopped him from putting up his price.
“It’s a shooting star that fell, and it’s my dream to follow it,” he said.
Haag said he grew up around rocks and minerals, searching for them around Tucson and hanging out at his family’s rock shop. He would like to see a large fragment of the meteorite brought here, but because of Canadian law, he predicts he will be forced resell or trade the space rock in that country — if he ever gets his hands on it.
“Maybe I can resell it for $12,000 or maybe just sell it back for $10,000 and have a Canadian adventure in the process. I want to be a part of the buzz. This is like Meteorite-stock,” he said, comparing the excitement to that of Woodstock.
The Canadians agree it’s exciting.
“It’s dramatic,” Semmens said. “Our lead researcher has said this is the largest public response he’s seen in his career.”
Archive for December 3, 2008
So conspiracies theorists strapped on their tin-foil hats this week, when these photos taken on Mars began circulating around the web. In them there is what appears to be a wooden log or plank:
So far NASA has given no explanations as to what the object may be. And they made no mention of it when the photo was originally released way back in ’04. But the speculation is rampant with many extrapolating from this one photo the existence (at one time) of vast forests on Mars.
We don’t know what it is. But we have to say it does look like a piece of wood.
What do you think? Offer your thoughts in the comments section.