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A container of moon rocks and a small Nicaraguan flag are shown Friday at the office of lawyer Richard Wright in Las Vegas. The plaque and moon rocks were originally presented as a gift to the people of Nicaragua by President Nixon.

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Moon chips from Vegas casino mogul sent to NASA

It’s been a long, strange trip for what appears to be several tiny chips of lunar rock that found their way into a casino mogul’s hands after being collected by the first men on the moon.

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