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

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   2 weeks 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

    • Andrew
      Andrew  15 hours back

      @Bill Martin
      _"I have made an assumption about you based on my experience with others of your ilk"_
      There seems to be a lot of *assumptions* made about a lot of things these days.


      _"You demand more than evidence, you demand conclusive proof, while recognizing the impossibility of such"_

      "Evidence refers to information or facts that help us to establish the truth or existence of something. Proof is the sum of evidence which helps to prove something." - Dictionary

      fact - a thing that is known or *proved* to be true.

      proved - *demonstrate* the truth or existence of (something) by evidence

      demonstrate - to show clearly and deliberately
      - to present by experiments, examples, or practical application
      - to give a demonstration


      Lets see what my original question was;

      Moon rocks/Earth rocks
      What Tests have *You* conducted to verify anything about the "lunar" samples?
      How can you verify anything about them?


      VERIFY - make sure or *demonstrate* that (something) is true, accurate, or justified.



      Have you verified - or are you able to verify - or is it possible for you to verify - what you are saying.

      Or is it just your willingness to want to believe that makes it so?

      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
      To that class of citizens who are known as " *Honest Skeptics* " and lovers of " *Demonstrated Truth* "
      We assign no man to oblivion because of a difference of opinion.
      Let God and His Works be true, though thy prove all men false.
      Alex Gleason
      _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

      _"You use this to justify your argument"_
      _"Doubt about one item, in your mind, invalidates all other conclusions"_
      *Demonstrated Truth* , I like this phrase.

    • Bill Martin
      Bill Martin  24 hours back

      @Andrew I have made an assumption about you based on my experience with others of your ilk. You are singing in the chorus of space deniers, thus I logically assume you, like the others, sing the same stanza. You are somewhat more thorough in your willingness to do research, but still determined to come to the same conclusion. You demand more than evidence, you demand conclusive _proof,_ while recognizing the impossibility of such. You use this to justify your argument. Doubt about one item, in your mind, invalidates all other conclusions. One cannot carry on an enjoyable discussion in that kind of environment.

    • m 77
      m 77  1 days back

      @Bill Martin where is biometrical data?
      NASA should released biometrical data so some researchers can do study on them, but guess what they lost biometrical data.

  • Morshawnquis Little
    Morshawnquis Little  41 minutes back

    Where do I keep my moonrocks? "In ma pocket!"

    • Euan scotland
      Euan scotland  44 minutes back

      Do we smoke them at the end of the tour?

      • Danny
        Danny  47 minutes back

        I love seeing Reepicheep at the end of your videos! That takes me back to when I read C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia when I was young. :)

        • Fire Ice
          Fire Ice  1 hours back

          Destin Sandlin - First man to walk on Mars 2036

          • Kristy G
            Kristy G  2 hours back

            Love how most of the scientists in this video are women 😍😊🚀🌕

            • Adrian Zaharia
              Adrian Zaharia  2 hours back

              I think you're smarter than this!

              • Mainer Man
                Mainer Man  2 hours back

                Think about these techs with their EXTREME attention to detail they have; love her dedication. You heard her say " There is no thing, I can't" (Failure is not an option!)

                • UberGeweii
                  UberGeweii  3 hours back

                  I love her, she's so polite and sweet.

                  • sam1174
                    sam1174  4 hours back

                    All of the clean room precautions, then then at 16:27 some bearded dude is running around without a beard net!

                    • seigeengine
                      seigeengine  5 minutes back

                      To be fair, better cover your eyes, eyelashes are a thing.

                  • Gambit Arkana
                    Gambit Arkana  4 hours back

                    Ive been meaning to ask. What is the light display behind you on the wall?

                    • Fran Guy
                      Fran Guy  5 hours back

                      So we are going to act like this is real when all the Rocks we gave away turned out to be petrified wood amongst other things... I heard you're selling the Golden Gate Bridge also, any buyers yet?

                      • Jimmy McFadden
                        Jimmy McFadden  5 hours back

                        Better question: where does Nasa keep the aliens

                        • evilmeerkat007
                          evilmeerkat007  5 hours back

                          I thought NASA are racist though?

                          • Logan Jones
                            Logan Jones  6 hours back

                            What does "SMOCK" area stand for?

                            • mopthermopther
                              mopthermopther  7 hours back

                              $1B for rocks. Did we have a shortage on Earth ?

                              • Christopher Bellore
                                Christopher Bellore  7 hours back

                                Honestly? I feel like, if I watch this video, and give in to anything they show, and discuss, then I'm allowing them to insult my intelligence.
                                No one has ever been to the moon, it is a lesser light source for nighttime, and is disc shaped. It's the same size as the sun, but 7 times less bright. There's only one side of the moon that faces earth, and shines.
                                If the moon was a sphere, and was a terra (land, rock formation), and was the distance away from earth that we're told by NASA; Do you really think that in 1969, 50 years ago we were capable of having a long distance telephone conversation from 238,900 miles away, and have it audibly broadcasted on live television? Seriously?
                                Today's news reporters have delayed reactions while talking live to their studio while they're at the scene of an event. Also, has anybody been able to make phone calls from an airplane at 30, 000 feet? We're talking 5 miles high!? 238,900 miles away just chit chatting with Houston. Right.
                                Sorry, but I'm gonna hafta call this episode, "Getting DUMBER Everyday!"

                                • Mr. Miata
                                  Mr. Miata  7 hours back

                                  In the video "Can You Break A Lock With Canned Air" from "The King of Random" they show, what happens to smoke, when it "floats" on the gas. Can you explain, why the smoke forms rings?

                                  • bigghoss762
                                    bigghoss762  9 hours back

                                    That would be pretty funny if NASA had just modified a pickup truck to fly to the moon and they just randomly tossed rocks in the back until it was full.

                                    • amsterob
                                      amsterob  10 hours back

                                      lowlifes still pushing we went to the moon. how good is film at 250 degrees? no blast crater under the lander? such liars.

                                      • seigeengine
                                        seigeengine  2 minutes back

                                        The film was never at 250 degrees, because contrary to morons who have never so much as thought about heat in their life, physics exist.

                                    • Henry Agcaoili
                                      Henry Agcaoili  11 hours back

                                      I felt so badluck about Saitama.😣😥😥😥😥

                                      • Hassan Raza
                                        Hassan Raza  11 hours back

                                        Legends say cia arrested the guy

                                        • Straylight4299
                                          Straylight4299  11 hours back

                                          Everybody wears that thing on their heads to cover the hair.
                                          And then there is this guy: 16:28
                                          WTF????

                                          • Samrudh Lok
                                            Samrudh Lok  13 hours back

                                            0: 31 boom I m in moon trust me...these is where Neil Armstrong landed...

                                            • GunsNBudder
                                              GunsNBudder  14 hours back

                                              The "moon rocks" that have been given away to heads of state have been PROVEN to be fake. Why should we believe any of those are real? This is pure theatre.

                                              • Steve Ent
                                                Steve Ent  15 hours back

                                                Is this where they got the fake ones the Swiss caught us handing out ?

                                                • seigeengine
                                                  seigeengine  1 minutes back

                                                  That never happened.
                                                  I know what you're referring to, but you're so stupid you couldn't even get the country right, nor who found out it wasn't a moon rock, nor dug deep enough to realize it wasn't one of the actual moon rocks given out in the first place.

                                              • Rahul Sawant
                                                Rahul Sawant  15 hours back

                                                Waiting for Apollo Video :"D

                                                • Man limbu
                                                  Man limbu  16 hours back

                                                  Those rocks where taken from my backyard..it's all fake

                                                  • GlitchedBot
                                                    GlitchedBot  16 hours back

                                                    I would have never guessed air can have laminar flow..

                                                    • right is right and wrong is wrong

                                                      In other words the “White folks voice”

                                                      • seigeengine
                                                        seigeengine  32 less than a minute back

                                                        Not really, but do continue being racist.

                                                    • Kevin Smith
                                                      Kevin Smith  18 hours back

                                                      I absolutely love watching your videos!! And it's even better that the 50th anniversary of the moon landing today!! Thanks for your videos! I'm going to start watching them with my 4 month old grandson, once he has a longer attention span. Being distracted each time he blinks, doesn't really help right now!! Keep up the great work!

                                                      • Stack daddy
                                                        Stack daddy  18 hours back

                                                        7:55 I think they keep stuff like that in area 51

                                                        • Bossboy Gaming
                                                          Bossboy Gaming  19 hours back

                                                          That's in Huntsville Alabama. I went there yesterday😂

                                                          • Daehawk
                                                            Daehawk  19 hours back

                                                            Can you do a video on paper towel tearing? Im serious. There must be some science or mathematical formula that explains why a paper towels never tears correctly. It will always start right then end up tearing on the opposite side of the pull you started with and leave a small piece there. So annoying.

                                                            • Sir.Shini Gami
                                                              Sir.Shini Gami  19 hours back

                                                              Pennywhitsle productions presents

                                                              • Phyle Of Artifice
                                                                Phyle Of Artifice  19 hours back

                                                                Things I want to know... 1. Has she ever had the chance to physically touch a moon rock? 2. Does she or her fellow co-workers own a piece? 3. Not a question but, I would love to see another mission to the moon to gather more rock samples from the exact locations as before to test for changes that have occurred over the last 50 years.

                                                                • Ashiq Walay
                                                                  Ashiq Walay  21 hours back

                                                                  BS of the century

                                                                  • jadidweto
                                                                    jadidweto  22 hours back

                                                                    I would like to smoke one of those rocks... Whew

                                                                    • Jeremiah Roth
                                                                      Jeremiah Roth  1 days back

                                                                      I'd like to know what's been learned from studying these moon rocks.

                                                                      • Vikas
                                                                        Vikas  1 days back

                                                                        This shows how people respect things outside than inside us.
                                                                        Earth rocks are more magical than moon rock.
                                                                        Whats inside us more important than outside

                                                                        • Troy Timmons
                                                                          Troy Timmons  1 days back

                                                                          1:40 :( gowning is supposed to happen top-bottom

                                                                          • anthony edwards
                                                                            anthony edwards  1 days back

                                                                            What part of the moon did the petrified wood they gave to the swiss Government come from

                                                                            • anthony edwards
                                                                              anthony edwards  1 days back

                                                                              @seigeengine thats not what all the news reports say but since you may be right explain to me how the shuttle that supposedly killed 6 or 7 people yet you have 5 of them working in government jobs you can look them up on google or you tube and you can deny all you want it is them

                                                                            • seigeengine
                                                                              seigeengine  1 days back

                                                                              The petrified wood was a personal gift from an American ambassador to an ex-PM, not the government. The real moon rock samples were given to the queen.

                                                                              Also it was the Netherlands, not Switzerland.

                                                                          • Juan Taduran
                                                                            Juan Taduran  1 days back

                                                                            Cave Johnson wants to know your location,

                                                                            • P A U L F R O C C H I
                                                                              P A U L F R O C C H I  1 days back

                                                                              thankyou for this. wonderful!

                                                                              • Dan Kennedy
                                                                                Dan Kennedy  1 days back

                                                                                Andrea knows her minerals.

                                                                                • Pravin Keshari
                                                                                  Pravin Keshari  1 days back

                                                                                  i need very small piece of that rock.... very tiny.... about 1 pinch... how and where can i get? how much does it costs??? is it possible to get ??

                                                                                  • Tobi Preis
                                                                                    Tobi Preis  1 days back

                                                                                    Can you show that bodies always want to rotate around their own center of mass - even if you start to turn it around another axis. Might look great in slow mo.

                                                                                    • willythemailboy2
                                                                                      willythemailboy2  1 days back

                                                                                      I've worked in glove boxes before, but not on moon rocks.


                                                                                      Question: how do they change the gloves when they become worn? Do they use the usual procedure of airlocking everything into a second box?