Sep 15th, 2009 by ravi
Rocket science vs real science

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 is a commentary on the state of popularisation of science (and the sway of the sci-fi, Star Wars and NASA constituencies) that something as fascinating as a piece of petrified wood is considered worthless in comparison to a “treasured” bit of stone from the moon.

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