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

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Comments • 11 908

  • 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  1 weeks back

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

    • Max Simmons
      Max Simmons  1 months back

      SmarterEveryDay I was there that day attending robotics camp

    • dean hepple
      dean hepple  3 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.

  • Joshua Shenk
    Joshua Shenk  7 hours back

    Love that lady. She lives her work!!! So amazing

    • Macro Man
      Macro Man  7 hours back

      alien : dude, that's just a rock

      • Mike Patton
        Mike Patton  10 hours back

        This is really what my country is all about. Not whatever it is today pretending to be my country.

        • Mike Patton
          Mike Patton  10 hours back

          “There’s no such thing as I can’t”.

          • The proper Challenger
            The proper Challenger  23 hours back

            Apollo 12 was sadly challenger the explosion mid air

            • DJsharp707
              DJsharp707  1 days back


              • Christiam Ceja
                Christiam Ceja  1 days back

                Can they get you high??

                • Salford Rez
                  Salford Rez  1 days back

                  Moon rocks aka petrified wood.

                • J D
                  J D  2 days back

                  I watched this guy be amazed at rocks for 18 minutes

                  • 2G-5G Microwave Wifi Radiation

                    watch: NASA TRUTH ALERTS! by subphotonic

                    • R Mλtesz
                      R Mλtesz  3 days back

                      Such nice NASA ladies

                      • Thomas Mahoney
                        Thomas Mahoney  4 days back

                        There are no "Moon rocks" and the ones given away to other countries as gifts turned out to be petrified wood. Stop keeping the lie alive.

                        • seigeengine
                          seigeengine  3 days back

                          @Thomas Mahoney False on all counts. None have ever been shown to be fake, and it was more like 400~

                        • Thomas Mahoney
                          Thomas Mahoney  3 days back

                          @seigeengine wrong. All of the "moon rocks" have been found to be fake wood. Quick Google search for the terms show without a doubt all 20 or so given away have been proven by labs to be common rocks or petrified wood. You saying words means nothing.

                        • seigeengine
                          seigeengine  3 days back

                          False. The only "moon rock" that ever turned out to be petrified wood wasn't one of the rocks given out to other countries, nor does it even resemble them in any fashion, aside from both being rocks.

                          The only one lying here are you lot.

                      • Alex
                        Alex  4 days back

                        Quick question! When they are sent out for scientists or anywhere else to test. How can you assure that they have the same standards put into place to make sure they are no contaminated. I would assume they don't go back with the same rock put back into pieces should it be contaminated right?

                        • Duneraven
                          Duneraven  4 days back

                          love the episode

                          • Ernest Cook
                            Ernest Cook  4 days back

                            I was thinking the storage place would have been in Buzz head.

                            • filacu
                              filacu  4 days back

                              What a lovely lady! Just watching her was worth it!

                              • the Sun
                                the Sun  5 days back

                                its just a rock...

                                • james brooksmith
                                  james brooksmith  5 days back

                                  Why are they all women? A bit of a sexist work place!

                                • Josh Dibble
                                  Josh Dibble  6 days back

                                  Fake wood rocks lol.

                                  • seigeengine
                                    seigeengine  4 days back

                                    @Josh Dibble Petrified wood is rock shaped like wood, so "wood rocks" isn't really wrong.

                                    None of the official moon rock samples have ever been shown to be anything but authentic. You nutjobs keep pretending a lump of petrified wood that got labeled a moon rock in an art museum for a while constitutes evidence the moon landings were fake.

                                    The only thing you're disproving by this argument is your own intelligence.

                                  • Josh Dibble
                                    Josh Dibble  4 days back

                                    seigeengine actually petrified wood to be exact. Let me correct myself the wood was not fake it was real and moon rocks don’t exist. Sorry pal. Hate to break it to you but you’ve been lied to. But. Here’s the good news you not alone. I’ve got faith in you. Fire up that brain of yours and really dive in deep. Question everything....? Yes everything...? Daunting I know but for some of us we’ve been doing it for years finding the truth. It’s really in plane view. You will be amazed. So if no one told ya... happy trails.

                                  • seigeengine
                                    seigeengine  5 days back

                                    None of the official moon rock samples have ever been shown to be "wood rocks."
                                    Try again.

                                • Grum dorr
                                  Grum dorr  6 days back

                                  if the moon landings were fake,why would thay have a facility with fake rocks and it would be a waste of money.this video has changed my mind and i believe america went to the moon

                                  • seigeengine
                                    seigeengine  5 days back

                                    It still amuses me that people think it was outside our capabilities to put people on the Moon.
                                    It was dangerous. People died. But $150B is a lot of money, and cold war era US government did a lot worse things than risk people's lives hurling them into space... like drugging it's citizens, or injecting them with plutonium.

                                • SJK
                                  SJK  1 weeks back

                                  That a mind-blowing place with mind-blowing exhibits....and what an awesome lady Andrea is !

                                  • Your Conscience
                                    Your Conscience  1 weeks back

                                    OMG Nasa's propaganda's in full swing these days, soon it will be exposed and it and all its fans will be covered in shame

                                    • Lexer 9000
                                      Lexer 9000  1 weeks back

                                      Me:I want moon rocks 😏
                                      Stoners :🗣☁️

                                      • mingzi xingshi
                                        mingzi xingshi  1 weeks back


                                        • asheg ofd
                                          asheg ofd  1 weeks back

                                          Andrea 👍

                                          • Sirmellowman
                                            Sirmellowman  1 weeks back

                                            the intro and outro clearly shows how easy it is to fake the moon landing! all the other millions of dollars and man hours spent is irrelevant! ....god...

                                            • Sirmellowman
                                              Sirmellowman  1 weeks back

                                              how is it even possible that some people think they actually went through all this trouble to fake going to the moon

                                              • Flick Drumming28
                                                Flick Drumming28  1 weeks back

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

                                                • SJK
                                                  SJK  1 weeks back

                                                  Oh dear....

                                              • 死 izayoi_1p1 死
                                                死 izayoi_1p1 死  1 weeks back

                                                anyone thinking of norads from deltora quest

                                                • 死 izayoi_1p1 死
                                                  死 izayoi_1p1 死  1 weeks back

                                                  @seigeengine lol

                                                • seigeengine
                                                  seigeengine  1 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                                • Trolleroskar
                                                  Trolleroskar  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                    • Tactical Powered
                                                      Tactical Powered  2 weeks 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 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                    • Pedro_n21
                                                      Pedro_n21  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                      • Ahmad Albatayneh
                                                        Ahmad Albatayneh  2 weeks back

                                                        She's awesome hahaha

                                                        • Osian James
                                                          Osian James  2 weeks back

                                                          How'd They get them into the lab

                                                          • Simon Chukwu
                                                            Simon Chukwu  3 weeks back

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

                                                            • Dave C.
                                                              Dave C.  3 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  2 weeks back

                                                                Lying just makes you frauds look more laughable.

                                                            • Rapid.
                                                              Rapid.  3 weeks back


                                                              the problem is I have trypophobia

                                                              • SUBRAT GOGOI
                                                                SUBRAT GOGOI  3 weeks back

                                                                All fake. Man never landed on moon

                                                                • seigeengine
                                                                  seigeengine  2 weeks back

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

                                                                • Dave C.
                                                                  Dave C.  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                                • seigeengine
                                                                  seigeengine  3 weeks back

                                                                  they'd be caught in about five seconds.

                                                              • Ron deezzee
                                                                Ron deezzee  3 weeks back

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

                                                              • Antonio HernandeZ
                                                                Antonio HernandeZ  3 weeks back

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

                                                                • R d
                                                                  R d  3 weeks back

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

                                                                  • vexguine
                                                                    vexguine  3 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  3 weeks back

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