July 13, 2020

Astronomers find that the Moon may be younger than expected

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The Gist

Scientists have estimated the Moon to be 85 million years younger than thought before.

The List

  • Astronomers have used a different set of assumptions to calculate the occurrence of the Moon's formation.
  • Scientists have primarily been focusing on investigating on how the magma on the Moon formed.
  • The new calculation model also estimated that the oceans of magma on the Moon lasted 10 times longer than previously thought - 200 million years.

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