Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Moon Is 100 Million Years Younger Than Thought


New methods for dating rocks from the Moon's crust have placed its birth between 4.4 and 4.45 billion years ago - not 4.56 billion years ago as previously believed. The Moon was formed when a Mars-sized body smashed into the Earth, and this new discovery could change our understanding of how the Earth formed, too.

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