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    Priceless Meteorite Is Stolen From Dutch Museum

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    A rare space rock has gone missing. On August 19th, staffers at the Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory in Utrecht, Netherlands reported a burglary.

    A rare space rock has gone missing. On August 19th, staffers at the Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory in Utrecht, Netherlands reported a burglary.

    One of the items taken is a meteorite believed to have come from the asteroid called ‘Vesta’. The specimen that is now gone was found back in 1925 in Zeeland.

    It is one of only five meteorites that have ever been found in the Netherlands, making it priceless. The fact that it’s thought to be from ‘Vesta’, the second-biggest ‘world in the main asteroid belt’ greatly adds to the unique factor.

    Approximately 5 percent of all meteorites discovered on planet Earth are suspected to have come from ‘Vesta’. Museum employees are hoping someone will come forward with information about the meteorite theft.

    Little has been released about the crime, but thus far officials don’t think the meteorite was the target of the burglary, but instead was more of an afterthought.

    Anybody who has knowledge about the individuals responsible or the whereabouts of the space rock is asked to contact the museum.