NASA busts woman trying to sell “moon rock”

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May 22, 2011
PC Magazine    
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"An American woman is currently being questioned after a sting operation picked her up following her attempts to sell a chunk of moon rock for the low-low price of $1.7 million. ... Authentic pieces of the moon, collected by astronauts who have been there, are considered national treasures and, as such, it's illegal to sell them per federal law. The unidentified woman attempting to sell her chunk of moon rock hasn't been arrested, however — investigators need to first determine whether the rock is legitimately from the moon." [editor's note: I trust we'll hear no whining about budget cuts from an agency that has the money for this kind of silliness - TLK] (05/22/11),2817,2385731,00.asp  


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