Posted on Sunday, 22 May, 2011 | 29 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: NASA
A Californian woman was arrested in a sting operation trying to sell a moon rock for $1.7 million.
The sale of moon rocks is illegal in the United States, while hundreds of kilograms of rocks were brought back from the moon during the Apollo missions some of it has either been stolen or is unaccounted for after being given away to foreign nations as gifts.
"The sting operation had been planned for several months and took place at a restaurant."