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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

Most scientists agree that the Earth has pretty much always had its moon. Details of the moon's composition (in particular the “isotopic mixture” of heavier and lighter versions of various elements) are too similar to the Earth's for it to have been ...and more »

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 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. That said, when it comes down to understanding the basic details ...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 still old - Science News

The moon formed at least 4.51 billion years ago, no more than 60 million years after the formation of the solar system, researchers report online January 11 in Science Advances. This update to the moon's age is in line with some previous estimates (SN ...and more »

When and How Did the Moon Form? - Sky & Telescope

New studies offer contrasting scenarios for making the Moon. One argues for a one big splat early in solar-system history; a second envisions a score of lesser blows that built up the Moon over time; and a third suggests water was involved. Given the ...and more »

The Moon is Older than We Thought, says New Study - Universe Today

For decades, scientists have been of the belief that the Moon, Earth's only natural satellite, was four and a half 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 »

How Old Is The Moon? Earth's Natural Satellite Older Than Previously Thought - Tech Times

A recent study of Apollo 14 samples suggests that the moon is approximately 4.51 billion years old, formed 60 million years after the birth of the solar system. This means that the Earth's satellite is older than previous estimates, said researchers ...and more »