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Space Rocks! Photos of Meteorites for Sale

Cow Killer

meteorites on sale at an auction house in Manhattan.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions)

This partial slice comes from the Valera meteorite, which killed a cow when it landed in Venezuela in 1972. The cow was subsequently slaughtered and eaten, and the meteorite was used as a doorstop. This is the only meteorite known to have been responsible for a fatality.