Topics: geology

March 1st, 2017

Reassessing the Moon’s birthday and subsequent start of life on Earth

Scientists have recently reevaluated the Moon’s birthday, moving it back to around 4.51 billion years ago. As a mostly inert satellite, adding a few million years here and there doesn’t necessarily change our view of the Moon’s nature or origin. On the other hand, because that origin is so closely entwined with the Earth, knowing when it happened may […]