The Moon In Finglas

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Some moon have gone astray at times of revolution or political transition. The US national archives show that a rock was presented to the late Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, but Gutheinz [Joseph Gutheinz Jr, the Texas-based lawyer and former Nasa agent, who has become known as the “moon rock hunter”] believes it was sold after his execution.

Then there is the mysterious tale of how – after a fire at an observatory in Dublin – Ireland’s Apollo 11 moon rock ended up lying in a rubbish dump, after apparently being thrown out with the rest of the debris.

“It’s still there under a couple of tonnes of trash. That could definitely be worth over $5m (£3.1m). I’ll tell you where it’s at. It’s in the Finglas landfill dump in Dublin,” Gutheinz says.

 

To Finglas then.

And don’t spare the horses.

What Has Happened To Nasa’s Missing Moon Rocks? (BBC)

Thanks Eoin McLoughlin