According to curators at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, a treasured piece on display – a supposed moon rock from the first manned lunar landing – is nothing more than a piece of petrified wood.

(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. Seemingly NASA gave ‘moon rocks’ to more than 100 countries following lunar missions in the 1970s. They might want to check them out. The Rijksmuseum, which is perhaps better known for paintings by artists such as Rembrandt, says it will keep the piece as a curiosity.)

Source: BBC News