Friday, January 13, 2017

The moon is very old, it turns out




It would appear that the moon is very old, it turns out.

A new analysis of lunar rocks brought to Earth by Apollo astronauts suggests that the moon formed 4.51 billion years ago — just 60 million years after the solar system itself took shape.

Some studies have come up with similar estimates, while others have argued for a younger moon that coalesced 150 million to 200 million years after the solar system was born. The new findings are published in the journal Science Advances.

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1 comment:

Texas Guy San Antonio said...

It makes sense that the moon is very old. If it formed as the result of a cataclysmic collision between earth and a foreign body, as many scientists suggest, would the earth even have had time to heal and spring forth as much life as we have to day (let alone the dinosaurs)in only 150 million to 200 million years?