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Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old - KATC Lafayette News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That's the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971. A research team reported ...and more »

Moon is older than we thought, new research suggests - CBC.ca

It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That's the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971. A research team reported this week that the moon formed ...and more »

The moon is older than scientists thought - Science Daily

Date: January 12, 2017; Source: University of California - Los Angeles; Summary: The moon is much older than some scientists believe, a research team now reports. Their precise analysis of zircons bought to Earth by Apollo 14 astronauts reveals the ...and more »

How old is our moon? - The Conversation UK

David Rothery is author of Planet Mercury - from Pale Pink Dot to Dynamic World (Springer, 2015), Moons: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Planets: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010). He receives ...and more »

The moon is actually a lot older than we thought - New York Post

The moon is actually a lot older than scientists thought, according to a new study. Researchers from UCLA analyzed rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 astronauts who walked on the natural satellite back in 1971 and found that it is a whopping 4 ...and more »

Moon likely formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, scientists say - ABC Online

The Moon is considerably older than previously thought and likely formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, scientists in the US have found. Key points: New estimate is between two and four times previous calculations. Discovery result of analysing rocks ...and more »

We Were Wrong About the Moon's Age - Gizmodo

Earth's very clingy friend, the Moon, has long been an object of human fascination. It makes sense, considering we're just a hop, skip and a 238,855-mile jump from our celestial pal. Recent Video from Gizmodo. View More >. Advertisement. Error loading ...and more »

The moon is much older than anyone believed - Business Insider

For decades, scientists have been of the belief that the Moon, Earth's only natural satellite, was four-and-a-hal billion years old. According to this theory, the Moon was created from a fiery cataclysm produced by a collision between the Earth with a ...and more »

Scientists advance theory that the Moon is made of many smaller moonlets - ExtremeTech

Theories abound to address how our moon was formed. After we brought moon rocks back from the lunar excursions of the 60s, certain facts became clear, like the striking similarity between Earth's chemical composition and that of the moon. Like the ...and more »

The moon is still old - Science News

WHAT'S MY AGE AGAIN? The moon formed about 4.51 billion years ago, a new analysis of lunar rocks reveals. M. Barboni. The moon formed at least 4.51 billion years ago, no more than 60 million years after the formation of the solar system, researchers ...and more »