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

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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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

    • MsShyam
      MsShyam  1 days back

      All fake .......fake Apollo missions .....why not nasa send humans to the moon in 21st century ......becoz they don't have technology to send humans.........😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • T Young
      T Young  2 days back

      Video idea: could you do a video explaining the following behaviour: When i open a fresh can of coke zero and put in a metal straw, coke comes spilling from on top of the straw. It stops after a moment. THen when you take a sip from the straw, it happens again. Why does it happen with coke zero and not say with soda water?

    • Andrew
      Andrew  3 days 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  3 days 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.

  • JP Toutant
    JP Toutant  14 minutes back

    yikes this

    • Maaco Feggins
      Maaco Feggins  26 minutes back

      12:16 they both say "contaminating the samples" at the same time

      I hope I wasn't the only one to catch it.

      • Wilhelm Decker
        Wilhelm Decker  8 hours back


        • Irish legend
          Irish legend  12 hours back

          Are these the same fake rock they handed out back in the 60s

          • seigeengine
            seigeengine  6 hours back

            They didn't hand out any fake rocks back in the 60s. An unrelated personal gift got confused as a moon rock and displayed in an art museum after the recipient died. That's it.

        • Zulfi Science
          Zulfi Science  14 hours back

          All such samples are considered a national treasure and it's illegal for individuals to own them that's why nasa keeps them!

          • seigeengine
            seigeengine  6 hours back

            Except for the samples they gave out.

        • Abdul Rouf P
          Abdul Rouf P  15 hours back

          NASA lies

          • Levy Nagy
            Levy Nagy  16 hours back

            Can you imagine USA - and countries in general - respecting other countries like these people respect those rocks? We would definitely live in a better world. But...it seems rocks are more important than countries and citizens.

            • Jetee Phillips
              Jetee Phillips  16 hours back

              Such garbage that it’s humorous.

              • Jetee Phillips
                Jetee Phillips  16 hours back

                The rocks are in NASA’s heads.

                • Corporal Hollywood
                  Corporal Hollywood  16 hours back

                  Let doesn’t make sense what about your face the stuff you’re breathing in your nose and exhaling it’s got particles in too

                  • Apurv Chaturvedi
                    Apurv Chaturvedi  19 hours back

                    0:40. They exposed their studio set they used back in 1969

                    • God's Chosen People
                      God's Chosen People  20 hours back

                      Not true I just smoked some moon rocks while watching this

                      • Jordan Carter
                        Jordan Carter  21 hours back

                        Hi Dustin, please can you make a video on weather prediction 👊🏻

                        • David Jensen
                          David Jensen  23 hours back

                          So That is how They faked the moon landing

                          • Jerry Gundecker
                            Jerry Gundecker  23 hours back

                            What part of the moon is cheese?

                            • Theo Dore
                              Theo Dore  1 days back

                              Petrified wood*

                              • Amit Singh
                                Amit Singh  1 days back

                                You mean Earth rocks?

                                • kannan nair
                                  kannan nair  1 days back

                                  So this lab have been studying moon rocks from decades???? What is so special in there

                                  • M F
                                    M F  1 days back

                                    but they never landed on the moon...

                                    • Bill P
                                      Bill P  1 days back

                                      I’m not doubting things
                                      Just an observation

                                      True sterile rooms they would mandate mouths and nose covered

                                      Because a single cough would contaminate everything

                                      • mattl1762
                                        mattl1762  1 days back

                                        This is one of the most interesting videos on youtube easy!!

                                        • Mr. F
                                          Mr. F  1 days back

                                          Can you idle down a bit? Yer a spaz!

                                          • Chuck Norris
                                            Chuck Norris  1 days back

                                            in the prop storage room.

                                            • luke 77
                                              luke 77  1 days back

                                              People are saying moon landing was fake... k

                                              • Geovak
                                                Geovak  1 days back

                                                Man made, mountains or mine rocks, of course the workers don't need to know that.

                                                • BigCountryClub
                                                  BigCountryClub  1 days back

                                                  Who’s here after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission?

                                                  • Shadow Walker
                                                    Shadow Walker  1 days back

                                                    and now we take a glove for the glove for the glove... "cool but can you take it out?"

                                                    • John Pope
                                                      John Pope  1 days back

                                                      Companion cubes <3

                                                      • Sid Smily
                                                        Sid Smily  2 days back

                                                        Thanks for this video.

                                                        • Florian Walter
                                                          Florian Walter  2 days back

                                                          Are we really talking about Americans? Always thought, they blindly shoot at extraterrestrial stuff or trying to kill it.

                                                          • I taint Mistaken yo
                                                            I taint Mistaken yo  2 days back

                                                            I thought on every documentary I’ve watched that they said they weren’t Aloud to bring back any moon rocks

                                                            • Online Anonymous
                                                              Online Anonymous  2 days back

                                                              Seeing Neil talking about the boxes and seeing the quality of the video gets me pumped to see the quality of video we're going to get when we go back to the moon.

                                                              • Neymar Jr
                                                                Neymar Jr  2 days back

                                                                Apollo was fake

                                                                • Brent Stark
                                                                  Brent Stark  2 days back

                                                                  Attended a local summer educational camp (nerd alert, proud of it) when I was in grade school, and one of the lingering memories from that was getting to see some small moon rock samples brought back from the Apollo program. I don't recall which mission they were from, and they were very tiny fragments, but it was so amazing to get to handle that as a young kid. This video brings back some good memories.

                                                                  • Spore Hux
                                                                    Spore Hux  2 days back

                                                                    This place reeks of science and critical thinking, I hope the Trump admin shuts this place down ASAP.

                                                                    • PewDie Pie
                                                                      PewDie Pie  2 days back

                                                                      Re port me

                                                                      • myc0p
                                                                        myc0p  2 days back

                                                                        Wish somebody would have taken a similar care of the moon landing tapes...

                                                                        • Tony Rainbolt
                                                                          Tony Rainbolt  2 days back

                                                                          Thank you, Destin. You've done what I've wanted to do for fifty years. For the first time I have a favorite "Smarter Every Day" episode.

                                                                          • SuperDMK123
                                                                            SuperDMK123  2 days back

                                                                            Maybe she gets paod more than 80000 for washing dishes

                                                                            • abdullah H
                                                                              abdullah H  2 days back

                                                                              Moon Rocks? looool

                                                                              • Morshawnquis Little
                                                                                Morshawnquis Little  2 days back

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

                                                                                • Euan scotland
                                                                                  Euan scotland  2 days back

                                                                                  Do we smoke them at the end of the tour?

                                                                                  • Danny
                                                                                    Danny  2 days 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  2 days back

                                                                                      Destin Sandlin - First man to walk on Mars 2036

                                                                                      • Kristy G
                                                                                        Kristy G  2 days back

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

                                                                                        • Adrian Zaharia
                                                                                          Adrian Zaharia  2 days back

                                                                                          I think you're smarter than this!

                                                                                          • Mainer Man
                                                                                            Mainer Man  2 days 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!)