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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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