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Alaska Moon Rocks Reclaimed, Go On Display In Juneau Museum
2012-12-07 14:51:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the rarest rocks on Earth will be once again on display at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. A collection of moon rocks, which were collected on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 and presented to Alaska´s Governor Keith Miller by President Richard M. Nixon, vanished following a museum fire in 1973. On Thursday state and federal officials displayed the returned relics, which included tiny moon rocks encased in a...

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2011-07-15 13:26:07

Alaska officials are contesting a lawsuit filed by a former resident who claims he rescued moon rocks from the garbage 38 years ago. The Associated Press (AP) reports that Coleman Anderson sued for formal title to the rocks in December.  He is also asking that if he does not receive the title, he wants to be compensated for finding and returning the rocks. State officials contend that the moon rocks were stolen from a state museum after a fire.  They are disputing Anderson's story...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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