Oh, great. The “moon rock” displayed in …

Oh, great. The “moon rock” displayed in the Dutch national museum has been exposed as a fake. The rock was in private hands for almost two decades before it was given to the museum, so the most logical explanation is that someone stole the real moon rock and replaced it with a terrestrial rock. But I’m sure moon-landing skeptics are already citing this as proof that the landings were a sham.

The rock on display in the museum turns out to be petrified wood. If you were trying to fake a moon rock, isn’t that the worst possible mineral to choose? An ordinary chunk of terrestrial basalt would be far more plausible. Surely a huge and powerful government conspiracy could do a better job than this.

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