A familiar face in the cosmic matter?

George Wake's meterorite

The other day, I was grinding and polishing a stony meteorite (as one does), and after polishing, there, leering out from the polished surface, was the captains face. I know this sounds rather like those names of Allah found in aubergines and such, but I’ll get a friend to photo this and send you the image in case you might want to put it on your site – it really is quite astonishing.

The image is best viewed small on the screen, about 10 cm x 10 cm, otherwise the detail obscures the image. The meteorite is a piece of one called NWA869. Thanks to George Wake for sending this in.


  1. That doesn’t surprise me one bit.

  2. Thanks for keeping this on your site for a long time. I still have the meteorite, and treasure it.
    ‘Gimme that old time religion, it’s good enough for me (don van Vliet on ‘Moonlight on Vermont’

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