Dutch “Moon Rock” is a Fake

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The Dutch National Museum in Amsterdam learned this week that the rock they had on display which was supposed to be a piece of the moon that was given to Prime Minister Willem Drees in 1969 and was acquired by the museum in 1988 is actually nothing but petrified wood. In the early 1970’s NASA had given moon rocks to more than a hundred countries so the claim was never disputed until it was on display in 2006 and a space expert informed the museum that it was most likely a fake.

The Dutch National Museum still intends to keep the Petrified Wood Moon Rock on display as a curiosity piece.

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Updated: September 1, 2009 — 11:17 pm