Herbie Hancock and the Meteorite from Mars - NWA 2975 Grouplet

Martian (Shergottite) - SNC

Legendary recording artist Herbie Hancock had this piece of Mars in his pocket on September 12, 2011 during the 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration of the Thelonious Monk Institute at The Kennedy Center. During the course of the evening, the specimen now offered did a bit of "star-grazing" of its own and was embraced by the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and Aretha Franklin - among others. Accompanied by a note from Hancock authenticating the best night out a piece of Mars ever had, as well as the abstract in the Meteoritical Bulletin providing authentication as to its previous life on Mars, this is one of the rarest substances on Earth made rarer by the company it has kept. 15 x 11 x 11mm (0.66 x 0.5 x .05 inches) and 4.05 grams. Provenance: The Macovich Collection, New York City
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