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Things on my desk: Part 1 [20140930|14:54]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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It occurred to me recently that a decade or so of working in and around space science has allowed me to amass an interesting collection of swag. The swag lives in, on and around my desk, depending on size, current relevance and preciousness.

One item that rocketed to the top of the list (and thus currently holds pride of place) was a gift I received at the end of my service at Space Camp in Austria in July. It is a piece of Genuine Space Rock. Observe its Certificate of Authenticity, which is lent additional gravitas (at least to me) by virtue of being in German.


[Image of Asteroid belt detritus]

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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2014-09-30 19:33 (UTC)
Uh, that's frickin cool.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-09-30 19:48 (UTC)
Yeah, I suspect it's going to take something pretty spectacular to knock that one off its pedestal. It might be a while.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2014-10-01 00:54 (UTC)
How cool! So did it fall to the earth and was found by someone or did some sort of spacecraft bring it back?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-10-01 12:02 (UTC)
I believe the first line of the certificate shows the location where it fell (Namibia) while the second is the date (1838).
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-10-01 11:29 (UTC)
Oooooh. :D

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-10-01 12:02 (UTC)
It is a bit shiny, isn't it. :D
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