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

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   7 days 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

    • Jacob Corrao
      Jacob Corrao  2 days back

      Bill Martin + Jared = WORTHLESS

      You believe that billions of years ago there was a Big Bang, in which nothing exploded and created everything. The earth supposedly was formed 4.6 billion years ago as a hot ball of ROCK. So there we have your ROCK. Then it rained on this ROCK for millions of years creating a primordial soup. Then the soup MAGICALLY came alive about 3 billion years ago and man ultimately came into existence 3 million years ago. All thanks to a ROCK and some rain.

      It's sad and hard to believe that you call this science. None of this has ever been OBSERVED, TESTED, or DEMONSTRATED.

      Evolutionists hate to hear this but it is true: evolution is a religion. It calls for FAITH in many different areas and it does NOT belong in the science textbooks.

      BAHAHAHA BAHAHAHA BAHAHAHA BAHAHAHA BAHAHAHA BAHAHAHA BAHAHAHA please keep responding your stupidity is hilarious!!!

    • Jacob Corrao
      Jacob Corrao  2 days back

      Jarod Strain=delusional+desperate

      You're just another dumb dumb that believes he evolved from a rock!!! Ahahahaha To have such a STUPID BELIEF is this day and age is just stubborn and willfully ignorant. It's time to grow up, you're too old to believe your ancestors were rocks!! Let go of your childish ways.

      Trolling Moon Rock YouTube video comment threads just to try and convince people they evolved from a rock is idiotic and pathetic. Why would I listen to someone like yourself, especially someone that has faith they came from a rock?? Ahahahaha

      You have to make a choice. Either you're willfully ignorant or just plain dumb as rocks!! I like to believe there's hope for humanity and believe you're just willfully ignorant.

      Please give me hope and tell me you trust your five senses. Trusting your five senses is the gift of will that will set you free!!

      Please stop memorizing and regurgitating someone else's belief system. Especially if those beliefs came from dirty old pedophiles. Theres no need to memorize books. Your five senses are what make you human and intelligent. Don't go against them!!

    • Jacob Corrao
      Jacob Corrao  2 days back

      Bill Martin has no MATH SKILLS.

      I'm trying to help you not make a fool of yourself again.

      Here I'll make it real easy for you since simple high school geometry is OBVIOUSLY not your strong point.

      1. Go to your refraction calculator copy and paste the calculations to this comment thread.

      2. I will then HIGHLIGHT where your YOUR DELUSIONAL CALCULATOR increases THE SIZE OF EARTH BY 4,618.83 MILES by adding a multiplier to the radius of EARTH.

      Please do this for me. I really love ending my night with a laugh.

      Remember kiddo ...



    • Jacob Corrao
      Jacob Corrao  2 days back

      Bill Martin has no MATH SKILLS.

      BAHAHA of course refraction calculators will CALCULATE ANY DISTANCE you ask it, you dumb dumb.

      ... and that's where ball gobblers don't use common sense.

      ... and that's where a prediction calculator DOES NOT = REALITY.

      Here's why ... if an object is ALREADY COMPLETELY HIDDEN and BELOW THE HORIZON than it would be impossible for refraction to even refract.


      First you must calculate 2 equations COMPLETELY ...




      from there if the object is STILL IN VIEW than you can attempt to play with your silly refraction numbers.

    • Jacob Corrao
      Jacob Corrao  2 days back

      Bill Martin is delusional.

      bahaha of course REFRACTION exists silly girl but it sure can't magically levitate COMPLETELY HIDDEN OBJECTS 4 miles into the air and AROUND A BALL, you SILLY girl!

      Keywords for you = 'COMPLETELY HIDDEN' and 'AROUND a BALL.'


      Like I said you can't apply a refraction coefficient to an object that is already COMPLETELY HIDDEN and BELOW THE HORIZON.

  • Graham
    Graham  1 hours back

    A great place to keep them all, keeps those geologists well away from them :)
    Fascinating to see so much care when Apollo has thrown away all the launch videos, the telemetry data and most of the data on Apollo is found scattered around the web submitted by Random people.
    It's almost as if NASA was making the entire story up and no one has been able to go above 250 miles even 50 years later.

    • Sydney Russell
      Sydney Russell  1 hours back

      Man andrea looks good for her age

      • John Carlo Ol'CAt Lacadin

        i need to evolve my nidorino

        • Roy Lopez
          Roy Lopez  3 hours back

          Thank you Dustin, and yes, thanks Andrea and JSC's staff. This is great!

          • Drive Logic
            Drive Logic  3 hours back

            Reminds me of the movie The Rock"" where they test VX gases ~~ lol

            • rexorb123
              rexorb123  3 hours back

              How many people have been on the moon

              • Johan Andersson
                Johan Andersson  4 hours back

                Awesome!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

                • Cat Commando
                  Cat Commando  4 hours back

                  0:40 just when I thought everyone had agreed to not bait the "fake moon landing" people you just HAD to do a neat CGI a moon scene. now your probably gonna be their "evidence"...

                  • Badly_Dubbed
                    Badly_Dubbed  3 hours back

                    What, in the same way they use rocks as evidence of the moon landings lol.

                • e13373
                  e13373  4 hours back


                  • UK NEWS
                    UK NEWS  5 hours back

                    what a a$$

                    • Sukehiro Yami_Black Bull

                      How can "float serve" in volleyball could change the ball direction in the air? Please make some experiments Mr. Destin!!

                      • Anthony Mak
                        Anthony Mak  6 hours back

                        So much of money wasted, when it can be used for feeding people

                        • dust_ jo
                          dust_ jo  6 hours back

                          GO TO AREA 51!!!

                          • Essa Lootah
                            Essa Lootah  7 hours back

                            Paid promotion by NASA yall know its the biggest BS

                            • Johan Veltheim
                              Johan Veltheim  7 hours back

                              You gotta admire the amount of trouble they go through just to cover the conspiracy! :D

                              • ryan p
                                ryan p  7 hours back

                                Im sure nothing will happen if you touch the rock with your bare hand

                                • party4lifedude
                                  party4lifedude  5 hours back

                                  even just the rock being exposed to the air will change it chemically.

                              • Blast King
                                Blast King  8 hours back

                                inb4 NASA plan to make the entire moon as their country and it illegal to take moonrock now as it's theft

                                • Pete
                                  Pete  8 hours back

                                  I love smokin moon rocks

                                  • solutionnotpuzzle
                                    solutionnotpuzzle  8 hours back

                                    If the rocks are behind glass seems pointless to change clothes. The whole 'the moon used to be lava' theory, i bet that's the cover story. Also, if these rocks are really so special and so rare they wouldn't be breaking them into pieces. It makes no logical sense that a rock can't be studied without being broken. In my opinion these women don't seem like super smart scientists working in a special laboratory, they seem no better than librarians who are given the busy work of counting rock particles. A task that i'm certain must have no real value. Also, what happens if a rock gets contaminated? My impression is that Nasa don't really understand these rocks. And the big question for me is, how do you prove that these rocks can't be created on earth? There was an astronaut, i think it was Gordon Cooper, said there were spaceships watching astronauts on the moon. I feel like there's more to these rocks than just mindlessly breaking them apart. If they are from the moon it could be that we don't have the technology to properly study them and so resort to caveman tactics of breaking them into pieces.

                                    • A Simple Opinion
                                      A Simple Opinion  9 hours back

                                      You've seen the moon real close, crazy!

                                      • Ghost Noir
                                        Ghost Noir  9 hours back

                                        I bet you can get some power moons if you throw Cappy at those

                                        • Nicholas Schrader
                                          Nicholas Schrader  9 hours back

                                          polio was cured is less then 40 years but nasa is still studing rocks ???????????

                                          • Nicholas Schrader
                                            Nicholas Schrader  9 hours back

                                            all this for rocks???? again this is just pr STUPID

                                            • Nicholas Schrader
                                              Nicholas Schrader  9 hours back

                                              this is just stupid

                                              • Nicholas Schrader
                                                Nicholas Schrader  9 hours back

                                                40 years and NASA still needs to study rocks ???????? come on people

                                                • Nicholas Schrader
                                                  Nicholas Schrader  9 hours back

                                                  really all this for some rocks? you all need to wake up and get real.

                                                  • Cookies
                                                    Cookies  10 hours back

                                                    *sees air ducts in the vault*

                                                    ERICA TIME

                                                    • joshuel2008
                                                      joshuel2008  10 hours back

                                                      Plot twist: the intro is actually how they faked the landing.

                                                      • C S
                                                        C S  10 hours back

                                                        Oh life, it's bigger, it’s bigger than you
                                                        and you are not me. The lengths that I will go to and the distance in your eyes
                                                        Oh no, I've said too much.

                                                        • ALMA DIXON-CIDER
                                                          ALMA DIXON-CIDER  10 hours back

                                                          Awesome Video!!

                                                          • Expoilin
                                                            Expoilin  11 hours back

                                                            Never trust edited comments.

                                                            • Nolan Mott
                                                              Nolan Mott  11 hours back

                                                              i wish andrea was my grandma

                                                              • Konneram Gaming
                                                                Konneram Gaming  11 hours back

                                                                Have they ever done an oxygen test or something for science? If not they should because it would be a good experiment for more knowledge.

                                                                • _Mycroftxxx AdamSelene
                                                                  _Mycroftxxx AdamSelene  11 hours back

                                                                  As someone who watched the collection of these samples, "live" on TV. I am emotional about this. I watched "HISTORY" in the making. Thanks for introducing us to the "Keepers of the Stones" I envy them. Keep up the good work.

                                                                  Justin, keep entertaining and educating us.

                                                                  • Cynchronia
                                                                    Cynchronia  10 hours back

                                                                    Me too. I never thought the Grand Canyon had such beautiful rocks.

                                                                • Krusha Patel
                                                                  Krusha Patel  12 hours back

                                                                  The relationship he has with Andrea makes rocks so much more interesting

                                                                  • compaq32
                                                                    compaq32  12 hours back


                                                                    • Alex Sherfield
                                                                      Alex Sherfield  12 hours back

                                                                      0:40 me hijacking a space ship to go to the moon at area 51

                                                                      • Joshua Lee
                                                                        Joshua Lee  12 hours back

                                                                        I’m gonna say it.... I love that she’s black:)

                                                                        • Art Napolitano Jr
                                                                          Art Napolitano Jr  12 hours back

                                                                          Thanks, really enjoy all of your videos, but this was really amazing!

                                                                          • Isaiah Ethell
                                                                            Isaiah Ethell  12 hours back

                                                                            You can find moon rocks at any solid dispensary as well. 🧐

                                                                            • Meris
                                                                              Meris  12 hours back

                                                                              This is why I decided the sciences weren’t for me. I would be fired before the end of the first day for chucking moon rocks after they broke into 1000 pieces and I had to label each one.

                                                                              • ExternalTooth
                                                                                ExternalTooth  12 hours back

                                                                                I work on nuclear reactors, and the level of cleanliness we have to deal with is already restrictive enough. Seeing the lengths NASA goes to to maintain sample purity is truly mind-blowing. I already have to dress out in a smock and headgear, etc, but this is to the next level.

                                                                                • Meer Owais
                                                                                  Meer Owais  13 hours back

                                                                                  Moon rocks its fake...

                                                                                  • Michael Little
                                                                                    Michael Little  13 hours back

                                                                                    Hey I dont know if u read these but it seems like ur videos r choppy as in skips I thought it could be my internet but no other people's YouTube videos do this I'm not sure if u can get a hold of me but I really love ur videos and hope u or we can fix this please

                                                                                    • phishfearme2
                                                                                      phishfearme2  13 hours back

                                                                                      where these rocks are stored is mildly interesting - but what exactly have we discovered from these. look it up - the answer is very little after the first few examinations.

                                                                                      here's an idea - start selling off these and fund NASA

                                                                                      • Bob C
                                                                                        Bob C  14 hours back

                                                                                        At 15:22, Talking about accounting for each fragment and identifying the fragment so and their parents samples.... Reminds me of identifying bone fragments in osteology/osteometry class in college. Spending hours in the lab in the evenings figuring out where bone chips came from: arm, leg, etc., Left or right, male or female....

                                                                                        And 16:05, recording and preserving the spatial orientation... Just like archaeological excavation and recording stratigraphic position, of artifacts, disturbances, etc....

                                                                                        • Im not mark
                                                                                          Im not mark  14 hours back

                                                                                          The aliens are in the area 15 tune in Sep 20 where the weebs will storm it