Where does NASA keep the Moon Rocks? - Smarter Every Day 220

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  • Published: 09 July 2019
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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   1 months back

    Andrea (the lab manager) is awesome.


    I must confess. Any "wingeing" you hear from Brady Haran about how long this collab took is 100% true. We filmed this 4 years ago (!). He's bugged me to publish it every two months or so, so as a way to express my sincere apology I'd like to humbly request that you go watch his video and consider subscribing on Objectivity. Also, if you do so, please leave a comment about how it was worth the wait and he should quit his wingeing. Here's his video. (I didn't know about the Genesis Rock!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvhLBzsDwSQ


    Also check out Joe Hanson's video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr28zMXQ3bU

    • obiwahn dagobah
      obiwahn dagobah  3 days back

      @Jacob Corrao Do you have any Friends in real life? You are such an annoying person that I doubt it seriously.

    • obiwahn dagobah
      obiwahn dagobah  3 days back

      @Jack Snow how do you know this defintively? Just some shady people in the Internet tell you that nonsense.

    • Martin Petrik
      Martin Petrik  4 days back

      @Andrew If Bill did not conduct any test (because he can't as he obviously don't have access to samples) to verify lunar samples but somebody else does and verified - what does it mean to you?

  • Jetson White
    Jetson White  17 minutes back

    You've done some interesting vids, but now I see you're just a tool. If you'd EVER done any REAL research, there's no way you could believe this. So sad.

    • Signal Light Productions

      Awesome video! As a geologist I was really geeking out!

      • Nafis Ahmed
        Nafis Ahmed  10 hours back

        There is a high probability of these samples to be fake. Original rocks are most likely in area 51.

        • Gleason Flat
          Gleason Flat  15 hours back

          Space is only in people's imagination and on TV. The Earth is FLAT and STATIONARY, and everything runs in Water and in circle above the Flat and Immovable plane. And that's all there is.

          • Review master
            Review master  18 hours back

            Is no one going to talk about the fact that this girl is 65 years old and looks 35? Nobody?????

            • seigeengine
              seigeengine  13 hours back

              You think she looks 35? lol okay

          • DEA 528
            DEA 528  1 days back

            Hey I’m being 100% straight up on this because I don’t know so I’m hoping someone who does cares enough to answer this for me & I’m sure I’m not alone. So the only thing I’ve ever heard about moon rocks was the report about a head of some country receiving one as a gift or what & it turned out to be petrified wood. Now I’m sure there is an “official story about that. Anyone care to enlighten me on that please?

            • seigeengine
              seigeengine  13 hours back

              The petrified wood was never claimed to be a moon rock by anyone who would actually know. Sorry for some of the rough answers around names and the like, I'm going off memory here.

              What happened was around the moon mission tour (the USA paraded moon landing astronauts around the world), an American ambassador (his name was something like Widdendorf) gave the (at the time) ex-Prime Minister of the Netherlands (William Drees I think) a gift of some petrified wood, likely from his home state (Arizona, known for petrified wood).


              This is definitely not the moon rock samples NASA gave out (at the order of the President, not because they wanted to) to the Netherlands (as well as a ton of other countries, and the US states/territories). We can tell that because the official moon rock samples were absolutely tiny, in the area of a gram of material, and it was encased in resin/epoxy/I don't remember the exact material, and mounted on a wooden placque, whereas in contrast the petrified wood is on the order of 100 grams, and was just a rock. We also know this because the official moon rock samples were given to the Queen of the Netherlands, not to a former Prime-Minister. We also know this because they still know where those moon rock samples are (I believe they're on display in a museum).


              After the former-PMs death, his family found the rock with a card given out during the Apollo tours, assumed they were related, and donated them to a museum. Not a science museum... an art museum. The museum put them on display without really ever verifying they were real. Eventually somebody with a brain both realized something was up and managed to convince the museum to test the rocks, and they finally realized it was just petrified wood.... queue news articles and moon landing denialists rejoicing because they never learned how to reason correctly.

          • Jay SupmemeS
            Jay SupmemeS  1 days back

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            • Saulo Pena
              Saulo Pena  1 days back

              Sweet Jesus! The moon has sewers...

              • Michael Jackson
                Michael Jackson  2 days back

                What a load of bulshit 🖕

                • tzunammi shadai
                  tzunammi shadai  2 days back

                  Did I mention that I have a few thousand acres of land for sale on the okeyPanokey ocean? For a low low price just because the moon rock ppl sent ya!

                  • Roadster Tracker -Ben Pearson

                    May I use a short clip (<10 seconds) of this video in my own video to demonstrate how positive and negative pressure can be used to prevent contamination? I will be more than happy to give you credit. Thanks for all you do!

                    • Sultan Kamil
                      Sultan Kamil  3 days back

                      No NASA is fraud

                      • Dirk-Ulrich Heise
                        Dirk-Ulrich Heise  3 days back

                        Petrified wood.

                        • Joe Gondek
                          Joe Gondek  4 days back

                          The moon landing was faked on the moon

                          • Will Tannery
                            Will Tannery  4 days back

                            I love this video so much. I would love to buy her lunch and pick her brain sometime she seems so smart

                            • Mayank Ahuja
                              Mayank Ahuja  5 days back

                              0:26
                              That's how NASA went to moon 😂
                              SECRET REVEALED !!!!!!!!

                              • Heniek gołąb
                                Heniek gołąb  5 days back

                                so many usless jobs after post cold war era, rock keepers LOL they still looking for lifeforms?

                                • Caden Niemuth
                                  Caden Niemuth  5 days back

                                  Even nasa has a rock collection

                                  • Levi K
                                    Levi K  5 days back

                                    Legend has it that Inside those aluminum containers are really kinder eggs

                                    • rj rj
                                      rj rj  5 days back

                                      How will they handle mars rocks?

                                      • Parker Trulock
                                        Parker Trulock  5 days back

                                        This got me thinking about samples from Mars. Since it has an atmosphere, are we going to have to study the samples from Mars? If not, how will scientists simulate the Martian atmosphere?

                                        • seigeengine
                                          seigeengine  5 days back

                                          by making an atmosphere consistent with the one on Mars?

                                      • Alp Baykan
                                        Alp Baykan  5 days back

                                        fake stones

                                        • Lunar
                                          Lunar  6 days back

                                          Can I have one?

                                          • J J
                                            J J  6 days back

                                            Everyone’s a paid actor lol

                                          • Raw Instinct
                                            Raw Instinct  6 days back

                                            Mojave desert rocks😂😂😉

                                            • Matthew Hill
                                              Matthew Hill  6 days back

                                              Shame we can't just go back to the moon and get more of these things...

                                              • Marton Lukacs
                                                Marton Lukacs  6 days back

                                                Pssst
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                                                letter dice

                                                • AMRAN
                                                  AMRAN  6 days back

                                                  0:38 looks like a set and scripted. Oh wait, it might have been

                                                  • Fawad Rizvi
                                                    Fawad Rizvi  6 days back

                                                    ..so the moon landing hoax was a hoax?

                                                    • Triple D
                                                      Triple D  5 days back

                                                      the moon landing hoax was a fabricated hoax because the hoax is the moon landing was a hoax and so this video was made as a hoax to keep the hoax alive.

                                                  • Mucho Taco
                                                    Mucho Taco  6 days back

                                                    Where does NASA keep rhe technology that allowed them to go to the moon? Science progresses forwards not backwards.

                                                    • seigeengine
                                                      seigeengine  6 days back

                                                      So are you admitting that technology is a physical thing that can be lost, or are you rejecting that and treating it as knowledge (which can also be lost), but then it wouldn't be able to be kept anywhere.

                                                  • Coco Rub
                                                    Coco Rub  6 days back

                                                    If only they were real...

                                                    • seigeengine
                                                      seigeengine  6 days back

                                                      If only you weren't retarded...

                                                  • Seth J
                                                    Seth J  7 days back

                                                    people still think we landed on the moon lol

                                                    • Tony
                                                      Tony  1 weeks back

                                                      did you notice they were mostly females?

                                                      • R X G
                                                        R X G  1 weeks back

                                                        Area 51

                                                        • Luke Maney
                                                          Luke Maney  1 weeks back

                                                          NASA never landed a man on the moon and returned him to Earth, so where did they get moon rocks from?
                                                          You are deceiving people with your videos, uhh...lying to them. Better see what happens to lairs when they die bud, it's in the King James Bible, I suggest you look it up?

                                                          • Benjamin Clayton
                                                            Benjamin Clayton  1 weeks back

                                                            I’ve seen Judy before, what’s her job title?

                                                            • Gourd EarthVines
                                                              Gourd EarthVines  1 weeks back

                                                              So what happened when someone broke the rule and took one of those rocks in thier barehand and went outside and set it on the dirt? Why all the paranoia, is the moon innately poison? Seriously, what would happen?

                                                              • seigeengine
                                                                seigeengine  1 weeks back

                                                                @Gourd EarthVines No, that's not what that means. Contaminated just means "stuff from Earth got on it." We don't want that, because then when we study the rocks, we might struggle to tell what's Earth stuff and what's Moon stuff.

                                                              • Gourd EarthVines
                                                                Gourd EarthVines  1 weeks back

                                                                @seigeengine oh I get it! Thx. But I still wonder how anyone knows our planets atmosphere is regarded as Contaminating ....did someone get sick holding a rock? ...then what about those guys beards being uncovered? Not being smarta**, I just wonder why a moon rock is so different from an earth rock..

                                                              • seigeengine
                                                                seigeengine  1 weeks back

                                                                No, for two reasons:
                                                                1. The footage was not taken on film. The lost footage was taken from the signal sent back to Earth wirelessly.
                                                                2. The footage isn't really lost. It's just the original recordings that were. The signal was split and half was broadcast around the world... which we still have.

                                                              • Gourd EarthVines
                                                                Gourd EarthVines  1 weeks back

                                                                @seigeenginethx, of course, good point. But I'd like to use one rock only and study what it does in a controlled area mixing with earth rocks. I find it hard to imagine no scientist has claimed to have done that. We use titanium in our bodies commonly in medicine and I've heard the moon is alot of that element.....Well, I better just go get a Degree and join the privately funded groups that don't have to tell all.🙂 There was a statement made that NASA " lost" original film footage and such. Do you believe that?

                                                              • seigeengine
                                                                seigeengine  1 weeks back

                                                                Nothing. The reason isn't because they're dangerous, but because the more contaminated they are with Earth-stuff, the less useful they are as research material.

                                                                For a very simple example, imagine a researcher wanted to see if there was evidence of life on the Moon in those rocks.... you'd want to make sure life hadn't gotten onto them here on Earth, or that ruins the study.

                                                            • dizzod outrageous
                                                              dizzod outrageous  1 weeks back

                                                              And here all along I've been thinking to myself that flat earthers are crazy for asking questions.. Lol turns out nobody in the secular world trusts Nasa. I'm impressed

                                                              • ThatGuy Man
                                                                ThatGuy Man  1 weeks back

                                                                In the props room

                                                                • ykdickybill
                                                                  ykdickybill  1 weeks back

                                                                  You think they would have one lump for visitors to hold.

                                                                • Domonique Garner
                                                                  Domonique Garner  1 weeks back

                                                                  When I was I kid I went to the space station and they gave me some meteor rocks and moon rock

                                                                  • Ma Ma
                                                                    Ma Ma  1 weeks back

                                                                    Fake news

                                                                    • kilroy987
                                                                      kilroy987  1 weeks back

                                                                      It makes me wonder how they figured out which materials were safe to touch the moon rocks with to prevent contaminating them. That surface on nonstick pans? Yeah, that's safe.

                                                                      • seigeengine
                                                                        seigeengine  1 weeks back

                                                                        They mostly chose non-reactive materials. Teflon is an extremely stable non-reactive material.

                                                                        Beyond that, just knowing what it's contaminated.

                                                                    • Muziq
                                                                      Muziq  1 weeks back

                                                                      Well, it's amazing, but i keep asking myself: why she's in such a clean place, of air particles pureness level, with makeup. I mean, there are kitchens that doesn't allow cooks to use makeup, not to mention that surgeons can't use them as well.

                                                                      • caveman Versace
                                                                        caveman Versace  1 weeks back

                                                                        The thing I never understood is why Russia never went to the moon. They are the leading nation in space exploration. Yet I would've thought they'd have some Russian base on the moon by now.

                                                                        • caveman Versace
                                                                          caveman Versace  1 weeks back

                                                                          @seigeengine Dude don't correct someone's grammar on the internet. There are far too many factors such as bad chinese technology that fail to offer proper grammar options. It only demonstrates your ignorance of ones position. Now you still didn't address my point. Its been over forty years and the only nations advancing space exploration are Russia, China and the states has fallen third. If Russia or China starts mining meteors then the world mining industry will fall to them.

                                                                        • seigeengine
                                                                          seigeengine  1 weeks back

                                                                          were*

                                                                          And basically it was a matter of investment. It's not that Russia was particularly good. They just invested in it at a time the USA wasn't. The USA had far more resources than Russia, so when it started putting some of that into space, the USA managed a project too big for Russia to manage (Russia never got their moon-landing-intended rocket to work)

                                                                      • Doom Father TM
                                                                        Doom Father TM  1 weeks back

                                                                        I guess Neil and Buzz couldn't get hold of any.... "
                                                                        'Moon rock' given to Holland by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is fake" lol

                                                                        • Opinionated Octopus
                                                                          Opinionated Octopus  1 weeks back

                                                                          ill tell you why they keep them, because their fake samples.

                                                                          • The Beast
                                                                            The Beast  1 weeks back

                                                                            Opinionated Octopus your right bro there fake you cant go to space