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(CNN)   Moon is much younger than previously thought, so keep those telescopes to yourselves, pervs   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Moon, Earth, Apollo missions, previous estimates of the moon, computer model, Earth's ocean, new study, German Aerospace Center  
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2020-07-16 5:27:46 PM  
Not really Earth-shattering news, is it?

I already knew the Moon was younger than the Earth. It has to be, like the crack being younger than the rock it is in. 85 million years is chump change in astronomical and geological time scales.
 
2020-07-17 12:06:14 AM  
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She doesn't look a day over 2 billion.
 
2020-07-17 12:15:01 AM  
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2020-07-17 12:50:22 AM  
Wasn't this already known or at least assumed?
 
2020-07-17 2:07:17 AM  
I'm getting a bigger telescope, subby.
 
2020-07-17 2:40:36 AM  
Wait until they find the footprints of the dinosaur that Jesus used to ride on the lunar surface.
 
2020-07-17 4:51:50 AM  

LiberalConservative: Wasn't this already known or at least assumed?


Known or assumed that it was ~85 million years younger in an age of billions than previously thought? People were collectively thinking the moon was ~1.8% younger than previous estimates?
 
2020-07-17 5:17:20 AM  
I swear she showed me ID
 
2020-07-17 9:26:00 AM  
Using a computer model, the team of scientists estimated how long it took the moon's magma ocean to cool and solidify. Knowing how long that process of crystallization took clued them into how old the moon truly is.

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2020-07-17 10:17:29 AM  
Meh.  I know it's at least nearly as old as I am because I saw it in the sky as a very young lad, and I'm in my 50's now.

I think it's safe to take a peek.
 
2020-07-17 10:22:35 AM  
"The moon is hollow and was towed and placed into it's complex orbit by aliens, creating the perfect conditions for life on earth to exist."

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"Why yes, I haven't been to my hair stylist since March. Why do you ask?"
 
2020-07-17 10:37:19 AM  

dittybopper: Meh.  I know it's at least nearly as old as I am because I saw it in the sky as a very young lad, and I'm in my 50's now.

I think it's safe to take a peek.


In fact, I've been told that Earth's only natural satellite is a strict and demanding paramour.
 
2020-07-17 10:51:05 AM  
I swear she told me she was 180 million years old officer.
 
2020-07-17 12:31:50 PM  

BafflerMeal: LiberalConservative: Wasn't this already known or at least assumed?

Known or assumed that it was ~85 million years younger in an age of billions than previously thought? People were collectively thinking the moon was ~1.8% younger than previous estimates?


Article was written as if it was surprising the moon is younger than Earth. Meh, perhaps I missed something. 85 million years not much of a big deal.
 
2020-07-17 3:25:16 PM  

dryknife: "The moon is hollow and was towed and placed into it's complex orbit by aliens, creating the perfect conditions for life on earth to exist."

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"Why yes, I haven't been to my hair stylist since March. Why do you ask?"



March of 2010. If he actually believes a quarter of the things he gets paid to bullshiat about on The 'History' Channel, then Idiocracy will be the best outcome.
 
2020-07-17 4:42:41 PM  
4.5 billion plus or minus 85 million is a difference of about 0.2%  How is this not within the margin of error?
 
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