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18 March 1996

Nickel-Iron Meteorite, Coarse Octahedrite

Appearances can be deceiving.

Chris and Margaret look like a normal, albeit strikingly handsome, couple. They share a delightful sense of wonder and adventure, the latest manifestation of which is their fascination with meteorites.

They showed me their most recent acquisition, a jagged piece of meteorite that crashed into Australia some 30,000 years ago. Chris said the rock was older than anything in the restaurant, or on the planet earth for that matter. I think it was billions and billions of years old, or something like that. It's always delightfully mysterious visiting Chris and Margaret.

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