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ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2011) — Analysis of a piece of lunar rock brought back to Earth by the Apollo 16 mission in 1972 has shown that the Moon may be much younger than previously believed.
"We have analysed a piece of lunar rock that was brought back to Earth by the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Although the samples have been carefully stored at NASA Johnson Space Center since their return to Earth, we had to extensively pre-clean the samples using a new method to remove terrestrial lead contamination. Once we removed the contamination, we found that this sample is almost 100 million years younger than we expected," says researcher James Connelly of the Centre for Star and Planet Formation.
The team analysed the isotopes of the elements lead and neodymium to place the age of a sample of a FAN at 4.36 billion years. This figure is significantly younger than earlier estimates of the Moon's age that range to nearly as old as the age of the solar system itself at 4.567 billion years. The new, younger age obtained for the oldest lunar crust is similar to ages obtained for the oldest terrestrial minerals -- zircons from Western Australia -- suggesting that the oldest crust on both Earth and the Moon formed at approximately the same time.
Originally posted by Illustronic
reply to post by JibbyJedi
It was a decade of testing, not 6 months. Why don't you start a revolution?
Does this mean the Earth is also 100 million years younger than previously thought to?
The new, younger age obtained for the oldest lunar crust is similar to ages obtained for the oldest terrestrial minerals -- zircons from Western Australia -- suggesting that the oldest crust on both Earth and the Moon formed at approximately the same time.
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
I still can't get past this part..... in the last 6 months of 1969, NASA built, tested, and launched 2 spacecraft and 2 lunar orbiters to the moon, and both came back no problem without much of any hitch to speak of.... never done before in the history of man, but, we did it TWICE in 4 months.
China owns the US pretty much, and they cant get there till 2020....maybe.
Rrrrrrright.edit on 18-8-2011 by JibbyJedi because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by pshea38
donated by apollo astroNots to a dutch museum.
There's literally 1000s of people trying to do that right now, but people with closed minds and narrow perspectives can't seem to hear the message being spoken by the loudest of humanity.
I can also literally show you and everyone here a real space alien, petrified moon wood-rock, a real UFO, cure for cancer, solution to the economy, etc., and really all it would take is one alphabet agency to go on the TV and say it isn't true, and all of a sudden my effort has been thwarted by official words.
trillionaires would never dare such things.