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

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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Comments • 11 679

  • 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  6 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  6 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  6 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?

  • AGENT 47
    AGENT 47  4 hours back

    Hmmm... still have the "moon" rocks but no data from the missions,.., very unusual,..,🤔

    • Edgar de Lara
      Edgar de Lara  9 hours back

      To all bashers of moon landing even though Apollo did those landings 6 times but still doubting of authenticity these are the facts that preserved on the laboratory because these are very important and history for man kind

      • TJ Rubicon
        TJ Rubicon  11 hours back

        After all these years we are still the only nation who has brought back a piece of the moon. And 6 times. We even drove around the moon on cars. USA!

        • Truth Matters
          Truth Matters  11 hours back

          I thought they sold them all in eBay. They can get the resupply from Nevada at any time.

          • Joey Oliver
            Joey Oliver  11 hours back

            There are a few moon rocks at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC

            • Michael Jordan
              Michael Jordan  20 hours back

              We never went to moon dipshits. Why was the moon rock you gave to the queen petrified wood after they tested it lol!

              • Sunny Islam
                Sunny Islam  22 hours back

                Good to see that all ladies are handling this laboratory of precious moon 🌑 rocks.

                • sandy 123
                  sandy 123  1 days back

                  The moon rock presented to Denmark turned out to be petrified wood... Go figure

                  • cornelis
                    cornelis  1 days back

                    Are those the same fake "moon" rocks they gave to the queen of Holland and England ?? Which turned out to be petrified wood.

                    They never went to the moon.

                    Why study stupid rocks for more then forty years. Does not make sense for people who think.

                    • coatingthickness
                      coatingthickness  1 days back

                      Only moon rock I know is made of marijuana 💚✌️

                      • Kingdom Mansah
                        Kingdom Mansah  1 days back


                        • Rusting Away
                          Rusting Away  1 days back

                          How come im only seeing this video now?!?!? insane

                          • Mike Greene
                            Mike Greene  1 days back

                            wow!! so thats how they faked it.... hmmm 0:25

                            • Bugsy
                              Bugsy  2 days back

                              This was a fun vid

                              • LORD OF THE STREETS
                                LORD OF THE STREETS  2 days back

                                very knowledgeable

                                • 🌍
                                  🌍  2 days back

                                  She’s not the only one I smoke moonrocks

                                  • Jack Striker
                                    Jack Striker  2 days back

                                    Exposed to cosmic rays and its full of holes but the space men came back from the moon unscathed.

                                    • Jack Striker
                                      Jack Striker  1 days back

                                      @seigeengineYou think man can survive 238,000 miles from the surface of planet earth in a paper suite and drive a car around on the surface of the moon with an large 8mm camera strapped to his chest ? don't talk to me about intelligence.

                                    • seigeengine
                                      seigeengine  1 days back

                                      I'm pretty sure you think you have an intelligent point... but you don't.

                                  • 2prtv
                                    2prtv  2 days back

                                    I get completely dizzy looking at your camera work. :(

                                    • Richard ten Hagen
                                      Richard ten Hagen  2 days back

                                      You can also play with moonrocks in Amsterdam

                                      • Athrun Zala
                                        Athrun Zala  2 days back

                                        somewhere safe in hollywood XD

                                        • Lenin John
                                          Lenin John  2 days back

                                          They should have given you a sample for keeps

                                          • The Devil In I
                                            The Devil In I  2 days back

                                            The "Remote Place" is Area 51

                                            • J E
                                              J E  2 days back

                                              So this is where NASA keeps their fake moonrocks

                                              • Unknown Infamous
                                                Unknown Infamous  2 days back

                                                🤔What’s that called when you know something is fake and a lie, yet you ignore the truth for fear of being labeled by unimportant people... A certain respect is lost for that soul and their sense of honesty..🤭

                                                • seigeengine
                                                  seigeengine  1 days back

                                                  "97% percentile"
                                                  Nuff said.

                                                • Unknown Infamous
                                                  Unknown Infamous  1 days back

                                                  seigeengine pS games rot your brain, maybe that’s why you thought you knew what you were talking about. Lol

                                                • Unknown Infamous
                                                  Unknown Infamous  1 days back

                                                  seigeengine haha the response of a true egg head. Lol For your information I scored 97% percentile and messing around higher than a kite. I pulled a 128 on my standard IQ test for second guessing at least 5 questions. There’s leaders and followers, no need to guess where you stand.. LOL 😆

                                                • seigeengine
                                                  seigeengine  2 days back

                                                  What's that called when you waffle on about how you failed out of school?
                                                  Oh, an "Unknown Infamous" comment.

                                              • Francis James
                                                Francis James  2 days back

                                                Why the Secrecy? They're only rocks from the Moon. I can understand if they were from Mars!
                                                That would be a Big Deal!

                                                • Jetson White
                                                  Jetson White  2 days 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  3 days back

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

                                                      • Gleason Flat
                                                        Gleason Flat  3 days 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  3 days back

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

                                                          • seigeengine
                                                            seigeengine  3 days back

                                                            You think she looks 35? lol okay

                                                        • DEA 528
                                                          DEA 528  4 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  3 days 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  4 days back

                                                          *this purging procedure was developed after Reagan administration audit discovered that ALL of the video footage from Apollo missions was recorded over with parking deck & lobby footage/soap operas/ and ppv boxing matches from the 70s. 🌜👨🏼‍🚀🌚👨‍🚀🌑🌙
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                                                          • Saulo Pena
                                                            Saulo Pena  4 days back

                                                            Sweet Jesus! The moon has sewers...

                                                            • Michael Jackson
                                                              Michael Jackson  4 days back

                                                              What a load of bulshit 🖕

                                                              • tzunammi shadai
                                                                tzunammi shadai  5 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  5 days back

                                                                    No NASA is fraud

                                                                    • Dirk-Ulrich Heise
                                                                      Dirk-Ulrich Heise  5 days back

                                                                      Petrified wood.

                                                                      • Joe Gondek
                                                                        Joe Gondek  6 days back

                                                                        The moon landing was faked on the moon

                                                                        • Will Tannery
                                                                          Will Tannery  7 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                            • Heniek gołąb
                                                                              Heniek gołąb  1 weeks back

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

                                                                              • Caden Niemuth
                                                                                Caden Niemuth  1 weeks back

                                                                                Even nasa has a rock collection

                                                                                • Levi K
                                                                                  Levi K  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                  • rj rj
                                                                                    rj rj  1 weeks back

                                                                                    How will they handle mars rocks?

                                                                                    • Parker Trulock
                                                                                      Parker Trulock  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                                        by making an atmosphere consistent with the one on Mars?

                                                                                    • Alp Baykan
                                                                                      Alp Baykan  1 weeks back

                                                                                      fake stones