Own a Piece Of Mars Without a NASA-Sized Budget

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Good news for anyone who's stared in envy as NASA sends rover after rover to explore and study Mars. You no longer need countless millions and a team of rocket scientists to perform your own experiments on the red planet. For just £22-odd ThinkGeek will sell you your very own shard of our celestial neighbour.

Examined and authenticated by scientists, Martian shergottite NWA 4930 landed in northwest Africa and was confirmed to be a chunk of Mars that was presumably launched into space — and onto Earth — after a meteor crashed into the planet. For £22 your piece of Mars is only about two milligrams in size, but it comes tastefully displayed in a protective shell that includes a magnet for hanging. And remember, given the rovers on Mars never return home, it's not like NASA's going to have access to a sweet souvenir like this. [ThinkGeek]