Forget the Saharan dust sweeping the country – one man has woken up to find powder from the moon on his car.
Dad-of-three Marcus Fiddler, of Chesterfield, was gobsmacked to discover the grey particles on his Ford Fiesta.
Tests have sensationally confirmed the dust came straight from the moon – 238,000 miles away from earth.
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The powder will now be sent to NASA scientists who will conduct further analysis to see if it holds any clues about extraterrestrial life on the celestial body.
It is believed the dust was dumped on Mr Fiddler’s car by a strong downward solar gust which happens only once every 1,000 years.
Teacher Mr Fiddler, of Foljambe Road, said: “I just can’t believe it!
“Of all the places in all the planet, this rare stuff has fallen on my car. I never want to wash it again!
“My children are so excited and say they want to become astronauts and one day take this powder back to the moon.
Mr Fiddler said his phone was buzzing every second with calls from worldwide media organisations wanting to speak to him about the discovery.
The news comes as dust and sand from the Sahara continues to fall on cars across the country.
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