We got to take a little tour of the meteorite collection at the museum today! It was one of those existential moments where I realized I was surrounded by objects older than the earth, some even older than the solar system. And I got to TOUCH one of them (that baby is 4 billion years old right there). It was really neat getting the deets on pre-solar diamonds and what makes a differentiated meteor, etc. Plus I got to hold a Mars rock (in a plastic case, granted) that was worth $187,000! It would have fit easily in the palm of my hand, so definitely not that large.
Diamonds are great, but space rocks are literally forever.
Achieving stardom in “East of Eden,” his first picture, Dean had a brief, brilliant career. Besides “Rebel,” he made “Giant,” for which he was nominated to receive the year’s Best Performance Award. But he died in a tragic auto accident, aged 24, before he knew results of the balloting.