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The discovery of a fake moon rock in the Netherlands' national museum should be a wake-up call for more than 130 countries that received gifts of lunar rubble from both the Apollo 11 flight in 1969 and Apollo 17 three years later.
Nearly 270 rocks scooped up by U.S. astronauts were given to foreign countries by the Nixon administration. But according to experts and research by The Associated Press, the whereabouts of some of the small rocks are unknown.

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Fake Dutch 'moon rock' revealed
A treasured piece at the Dutch national museum - a supposed moon rock from the first manned lunar landing - is nothing more than petrified wood, curators say.
It was given to former Prime Minister Willem Drees during a goodwill tour by the three Apollo-11 astronauts shortly after their moon mission in 1969.
When Mr Drees died, the rock went on display at the Amsterdam museum.

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Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum displays a rock supposedly brought back from the moon with a note from the then-U.S. ambassador. Museum officials now say one of their prized possessions is really a piece of petrified wood.

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'Moon Rock' Displayed In Dutch Museum Is Really Petrified Wood
The Dutch national museum said Thursday that one of its prized possessions, a rock supposedly brought back from the moon by U.S. astronauts, is just a piece of petrified wood.
Rijksmuseum spokeswoman Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation that proved the piece was a fake, said the museum will keep it anyway as a curiosity.

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Some petrifying news has arrived from the Netherlands.
It seems that a moon rock supposedly brought back by Apollo astronauts and presented to a retired Dutch prime minister 40 years ago is actually a hunk of petrified wood, according to the Associated Press.

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