Space & Innovation

New Discovery About The Moon's Age Could Rewrite History

A new test of moon rocks from the Apollo 14 mission suggest that the moon may be way older than we previously thought.

Based on their calculations, scientists believe we may have been off by over a couple hundred million years!

The moon is now believed to be 4.51 billion years old, meaning it formed just 60 million years after the formation of our solar system.

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