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#1    village_idiot

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:37 PM

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AMSTERDAM It's not green cheese, but it might as well be.

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...

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:07 PM

It took about two minutes for scientists to find out it was fake. It's been in a private collection (of a Dutch ex-Prime Minister) since 1969, and hasn't been seen by scientists at all until it was in a Rijksmuseum exposition. Last year a physicist saw the "rock" and and immediately noticed that the "moon rock" wasn't anything like a moon rock at all. Then when a petrologist was allowed to examine it last month it almost immediately became clear that the rock didn't come from the Moon at all.

This just goes to show that once science gets the chance to do its work, the truth will be uncovered pretty fast.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:46 AM

View PostBertL, on 27 August 2009 - 11:07 PM, said:

It took about two minutes for scientists to find out it was fake. It's been in a private collection (of a Dutch ex-Prime Minister) since 1969, and hasn't been seen by scientists at all until it was in a Rijksmuseum exposition. Last year a physicist saw the "rock" and and immediately noticed that the "moon rock" wasn't anything like a moon rock at all. Then when a petrologist was allowed to examine it last month it almost immediately became clear that the rock didn't come from the Moon at all.

This just goes to show that once science gets the chance to do its work, the truth will be uncovered pretty fast.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:00 AM

It's apparent to me the object's source got mixed up.

Also honestly I could tell that's not a moon rock by looking at it. It's brown and it's too smooth. A moon rock would be grey and with many craggy bumps and such.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:40 AM

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:22 AM

This certainly does not look good....How come they never found this out earlier???

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:18 AM

I dont know why they are putting up fake things....to impress the audience?
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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:40 AM

View PostPotterManiac, on 28 August 2009 - 09:22 AM, said:

This certainly does not look good....How come they never found this out earlier???

Because no one in an art museum thought to set up a moon landing exhibit until just then?


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:56 AM

View PostPotterManiac, on 28 August 2009 - 09:22 AM, said:

This certainly does not look good....How come they never found this out earlier???
It appears that the US ambassador gave the rock to the Dutch ex-PM to commemorate the visit of the Apollo 11 crew, and the ex-PM just assumed that it was moon rock, although the actual plaque that came with it doesn't say so.  All a misunderstanding, and not discovered until recently because the rock wasn't on public display nor ever examined by a scientist in the previous 40 years.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:41 AM

The difference between a moon rock and a fake moon rock, the real moon rock isn't made out of wood.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:55 PM

View PostKacen, on 28 August 2009 - 04:00 AM, said:

It's apparent to me the object's source got mixed up.

Also honestly I could tell that's not a moon rock by looking at it. It's brown and it's too smooth. A moon rock would be grey and with many craggy bumps and such.

It's easy to say that after being made aware of the fact. If you were none the wiser and you were given the same rock under the same circumstances it'd be unreasonable to question it; that's why it took so long to be revealed.


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:54 PM

Here we go, some possible evidence that the 1st Moon landing was faked. According to a dutch museum a moon rock given to them by Armstrong et al, was fake. Turns out it was a petrified piece of wood.
Either
1) They didnt go to the moon, and Nasa has conned the world.
2) The rock is from the moon, and indicates that trees once grew there. We know it has water, but could the moon have once have had an atmosphere,and trees.

http://news.bbc.co.u...ope/8226075.stm


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:01 PM

or

3) Somebody made a mistake.


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:02 PM

View Poststarchy, on 28 August 2009 - 02:54 PM, said:

Here we go, some possible evidence that the 1st Moon landing was faked. According to a dutch museum a moon rock given to them by Armstrong et al, was fake. Turns out it was a petrified piece of wood.
Either
1) They didnt go to the moon, and Nasa has conned the world.
2) The rock is from the moon, and indicates that trees once grew there. We know it has water, but could the moon have once have had an atmosphere,and trees.

http://news.bbc.co.u...ope/8226075.stm

nice one  :tu: thanks


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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:03 PM

Shouldn't this be moved to the 'conspiracy' section? I'm very disappointed there's no severed brontosaurus head being hauled by a helicopter photo accompanying this subject.

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