Scientists from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) found that the age of the moon is about of 4.51 billion years. This is stated in the message on the website of the University.
Studies have shown that the Moon is older than previously thought. The difference varies in the range from 40 million years to 140 million years.
This is the conclusion researchers have reached after analyzing the mineral zircon taken from the moon in 1971, after the return of the American “Apollo-14” on the Ground.
According to scientists, the zircon could “best save of geological history”.
This study suggests that the Moon appeared after about 60 million years after the birth of the solar system. This is very important information for astronomers studying the history of the Earth and the planetary system as a whole.