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

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   4 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

    • HighSorcerer
      HighSorcerer  49 minutes back

      Definitely. Andrea rocks at her job(ha ha).

    • Max Simmons
      Max Simmons  3 weeks back

      SmarterEveryDay I was there that day attending robotics camp

    • dean hepple
      dean hepple  2 months back

      I suppose it's a job creation . Waste of bloody money . Moon rocks. Did the fall from the moon . How else would they get here . ?

    • obiwahn dagobah
      obiwahn dagobah  3 months back

      @Jacob Corrao Do you have any Friends in real life? You are such an annoying person that I doubt it seriously.

  • Flick Drumming28
    Flick Drumming28  26 minutes back

    Moon landing is a Hoax... People just being Brainwashed by those Nasa.. So Sad..

    • 死 izayoi_1p1 死
      死 izayoi_1p1 死  1 days back

      anyone thinking of norads from deltora quest

      • seigeengine
        seigeengine  5 hours back

        No, also I completely forget who they were, which is sad, because I own the entire series.

        EDIT: Oh, thinking about it for a few more seconds, I realized who they were.

    • Endkon
      Endkon  1 days back

      Muy interesante, me gustaría ir a la Luna y a Marte.

      • Trolleroskar
        Trolleroskar  2 days back

        somebody in this comment section will say '' FAKE, HUMANS NEVER WENT TO THE MOON'' and it will be posted on r/ironic

        • mummra7
          mummra7  3 days back

          that's exactly where apollo 11 went to the moon.....on earth.

          • Tactical Powered
            Tactical Powered  3 days back

            It might be a stupid question but, don't the moon get a lot of asteroids crash into it?
            How can they know if it's a natural piece of the moon, or an asteroid piece?

            • seigeengine
              seigeengine  2 days back

              Yes. Composition, basically.

              We know what asteroids are made of. We have plenty of examples of them from Earth from various sources.

              We know what the Moon is made of. We don't just have this one rock. We have 840 lb of rocks collected not just around one landing site, but around many landing sites in totally different places on the Moon.

          • Don Nguyen
            Don Nguyen  4 days back

            whats he say at the beggining??? abs destined? hey s b destined??

          • Pedro_n21
            Pedro_n21  4 days back

            When the first Mission returned, the president of the USA gave to Brazil one of this rocks. Brazilian president at that time was Emílio Médici and this same president was Bageense, that is how we call someone who has been born in Bagé, in the south of Brazil. The president gave the rock to the small city of Bagé, in Rio Grande Do Sul (Brazil) and it can be found here today.

          • HelloHellNO
            HelloHellNO  6 days back

            i can easily spot a moonrock!
            just go to the local dispensaries

            • Ahmad Albatayneh
              Ahmad Albatayneh  1 weeks back

              She's awesome hahaha

              • Osian James
                Osian James  1 weeks back

                How'd They get them into the lab

                • Simon Chukwu
                  Simon Chukwu  1 weeks back

                  "There's no such thing as I cant" ;)

                  • Dave C.
                    Dave C.  2 weeks back

                    Where does NASA keep the moon footage? Oh that's right! They destroyed it along with the needed information to go back they claim

                    • seigeengine
                      seigeengine  1 weeks back

                      Lying just makes you frauds look more laughable.

                  • Rapid.
                    Rapid.  2 weeks back


                    the problem is I have trypophobia

                    • SUBRAT GOGOI
                      SUBRAT GOGOI  2 weeks back

                      All fake. Man never landed on moon

                      • seigeengine
                        seigeengine  1 weeks back

                        The only place you lot ever land is inside your sister's twats.

                      • Dave C.
                        Dave C.  2 weeks back

                        Yep! NASA lies!!! Where does NASA keep the moon footage? Oh that's right! They destroyed it along with the needed information to go back they claim even

                    • Vault boy 21
                      Vault boy 21  2 weeks back

                      Imagine if NASA just picked up random rocks say they are from the moon and then sell them for millions

                      • seigeengine
                        seigeengine  2 weeks back

                        they'd be caught in about five seconds.

                    • Ron deezzee
                      Ron deezzee  2 weeks back

                      I'm looking for moonrocks not moon rocks🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️

                    • Antonio HernandeZ
                      Antonio HernandeZ  2 weeks back

                      Roses are blue
                      Roses are black
                      Laminar flow be making me hard.

                      • R d
                        R d  2 weeks back

                        3:15 Does the laminar flow inside there feel like normal wind outside?

                        • vexguine
                          vexguine  2 weeks back

                          So how do you keep spending the tax payer money even without leaving the earth for 50 years after the last Apolo? Give first class hospital treatment to a bunch of rocks. And if you need a fcking Band Aid in an american hospital, its better to bring your coins. But that's ok... cause "science" right?. Who needs universal heathcare? thats for commies... Murica.

                          • seigeengine
                            seigeengine  2 weeks back

                            Jesus Christ, stop trying to have opinions, you're too stupid.

                        • senglish1983
                          senglish1983  2 weeks back

                          so has anyone ever touched a moon rock with their bare hands?

                          • rgtm rgtm
                            rgtm rgtm  2 weeks back

                            She is the mother of all moon rocks 😊☺ 14:02

                            • Glitch Bork
                              Glitch Bork  2 weeks back

                              If you're an artist, all you have to do is watch Smarter Every Day to expand your visual library lol

                              • Faze fill12
                                Faze fill12  2 weeks back

                                But 15 did not come back to the earth so how did the moon rock come back

                                • Jayden Sena
                                  Jayden Sena  2 weeks back

                                  I love that lady

                                  • Comatose
                                    Comatose  2 weeks back

                                    You can start anyplace on your channel and end up here over and over ... Endless loop. So much for sitting back and watching a few of your videos.

                                    • kui Q
                                      kui Q  3 weeks back

                                      We will know if those rocks are fake when another country land on the moon.

                                      • Jonny Sevent
                                        Jonny Sevent  2 weeks back

                                        We already know. They're not fake.

                                    • Shikhar Ranghar
                                      Shikhar Ranghar  3 weeks back

                                      She is going to get fired her glove is dirty

                                      • Jerzey Boy1995
                                        Jerzey Boy1995  3 weeks back

                                        No moon rock crabs yet?

                                        • addicz2
                                          addicz2  3 weeks back

                                          They build a room for 'moon rocks'. So when people ask where is the rock. They can show it to the world. Very far insight indeed.

                                          • ColdPhoenix94
                                            ColdPhoenix94  3 weeks back

                                            So basically they can put the pieces together, then ship it back to the moon and place them in their initial places with the same orientation as they were.

                                            • Anders Ekengren
                                              Anders Ekengren  3 weeks back

                                              have they compared these moonrock samples with the Russians ?

                                              • The1stFishBone
                                                The1stFishBone  3 weeks back

                                                Why are they stored in Nitrogen instead of Argon? Was it impossible to separate Argon in the 70s or something?

                                                • Raymond Stemmer
                                                  Raymond Stemmer  3 weeks back

                                                  I keep my rocks down my pants

                                                  • supriadi kartadarma
                                                    supriadi kartadarma  3 weeks back

                                                    Yep those rock are from desert..

                                                    • Adil Hanif
                                                      Adil Hanif  3 weeks back

                                                      Just wow cant believe

                                                      • kaleidoscope dct
                                                        kaleidoscope dct  4 weeks back

                                                        I have to evolve my Nidorino. Now I know where to go. Thanks Youtube

                                                        • LegoLord.
                                                          LegoLord.  4 weeks back

                                                          NASA is nothing but lies.

                                                          • John paul Lazaro
                                                            John paul Lazaro  4 weeks back

                                                            what if someone farted inside the room

                                                            • Trav Birck
                                                              Trav Birck  4 weeks back

                                                              This is maybe my favorite. I m a soapstone carver. Most of my rocks are 5-750 pounds to start. My carvings are 6- .25#. I love how they catalog the slices and pieces. Stellar work

                                                              • Kevin C
                                                                Kevin C  4 weeks back

                                                                I wonder how many dudes got fired from being DUDES, so only women are left at this job that requires precision caring :D

                                                                • John
                                                                  John  4 weeks back

                                                                  You want some moon rock, dude? I'll get ya some moon rock.

                                                                  • Unplugged Brains
                                                                    Unplugged Brains  4 weeks back

                                                                    $moke them

                                                                    • FullHeartedGamer
                                                                      FullHeartedGamer  4 weeks back

                                                                      So I'm really not sure just how many people have noticed, but I fear the documentation aspects of this system.

                                                                      Just as a glance, Andrea (who seems amazing and would be really awesome to meet) just so happened to state "254" at 14:55 which 254 is noticeable at the left of the page.

                                                                      Could we start a discussion on how something like this could be resolved? Maybe label maker type system?
                                                                      Just wanna hear some thoughts.

                                                                      • paul skillman
                                                                        paul skillman  4 weeks back

                                                                        Did Russia & China get any of these samples?

                                                                        • Tommy Reusse
                                                                          Tommy Reusse  4 weeks back

                                                                          Fact! some of these "moon rocks" turned out to be nothing more than petrified wood from earth.

                                                                          • Jonny Sevent
                                                                            Jonny Sevent  2 weeks back

                                                                            So... NOT a 'fact' then Tommy.

                                                                          • seigeengine
                                                                            seigeengine  4 weeks back

                                                                            False! The only "moon rock" that turned out to be petrified wood was never claimed to be a moon rock by any actual authority, and was not one of the moon rock samples given out. It was an unrelated gift that was donated to an art museum, and never verified.

                                                                        • Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi

                                                                          LOL! man never set foot on earth! it was a big Hollywood hoax to bankrupt Soviets as Soviets kept wasting billions in space while their public nose dived into poverty. why can NASA go today with modern tech?