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  • Formation occurred 4.51 billion years ago, millions of years earlier than previously believed - Science Daily

    Formation occurred 4.51 billion years ago, millions of years earlier than previously believed - 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 »

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

    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 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. EMail. EMail. EMail logo EMail. Print. Print. Print logo Print. Twitter. Twitter. Twitter logo Twitter. Facebook. Facebook. Facebook ...and more »

  • How old is our moon? - The Conversation UK

    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 »

  • Earth's moon formed millions of years earlier than previously believed - Princeton University

    Earth's moon formed millions of years earlier than previously believed - Princeton University;

    Researchers at Princeton University and the University of California-Los Angeles have found that the moon is at least 4.51 billion years old, or 40 million to 140 million years older than scientists previously thought. Published Jan. 11 in the journal ...and more »

  • The Moon is much older than everyone thought - Astronomy Magazine

    The Moon is much older than everyone thought - Astronomy Magazine;

    The Moon has been a constant in the sky, but have you wondered just how old it actually is? A team of researchers at UCLA wondered that exact thing and conducted a study to find an exact age and found the Moon is as much as 140 million years older than ...and more »

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

    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 »

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

    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 »

  • Just how old is the moon? Older than we thought, say scientists. - Christian Science Monitor

    Just how old is the moon? Older than we thought, say scientists. - Christian Science Monitor;

    A new study of zircon in lunar rocks suggests the moon may have been created 4.51 billion years ago, just 60 million years after the formation of the solar system. Monitor's Best: Top 5. A 20-mile long 'spacescraper' dangling from an asteroid: Could it ...and more »

  • Our moon was formed 4.51 bn years ago, says Scientists - Free Press Journal

    Our moon was formed 4.51 bn years ago, says Scientists - Free Press Journal;

    Washington: The moon is at least 4.51 billion years old — or 40-140 million years older than previously thought, says new research based on an analysis of minerals from the moon called zircons. These minerals were brought back to Earth by the Apollo ...and more »