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

    • T Young
      T Young  32 minutes 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  1 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  2 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.

  • Florian Walter
    Florian Walter  2 hours 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  3 hours 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  5 hours 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  6 hours back

          Apollo was fake

          • Brent Stark
            Brent Stark  7 hours 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  8 hours back

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

              • PewDie Pie
                PewDie Pie  9 hours back

                Re port me

                • myc0p
                  myc0p  9 hours back

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

                  • Tony Rainbolt
                    Tony Rainbolt  10 hours 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  12 hours back

                      Maybe she gets paod more than 80000 for washing dishes

                      • abdullah H
                        abdullah H  13 hours back

                        Moon Rocks? looool

                        • Morshawnquis Little
                          Morshawnquis Little  16 hours back

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

                          • Euan scotland
                            Euan scotland  16 hours back

                            Do we smoke them at the end of the tour?

                            • Danny
                              Danny  16 hours 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  16 hours back

                                Destin Sandlin - First man to walk on Mars 2036

                                • Kristy G
                                  Kristy G  17 hours back

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

                                  • Adrian Zaharia
                                    Adrian Zaharia  17 hours back

                                    I think you're smarter than this!

                                    • Mainer Man
                                      Mainer Man  17 hours 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!)

                                      • UberGeweii
                                        UberGeweii  18 hours back

                                        I love her, she's so polite and sweet.

                                        • sam1174
                                          sam1174  19 hours back

                                          All of the clean room precautions, then then at 16:27 some bearded dude is running around without a beard net!

                                          • seigeengine
                                            seigeengine  14 hours back

                                            Yes, and your point is?

                                            I've been in fast food joints where everyone was required to wear hair nets and beard nets. I'm not sure what your point is.

                                          • sam1174
                                            sam1174  14 hours back

                                            ...and I've been in clean rooms where I have to wear a full face mask with a hose to bring in fresh air. I guess I don't understand why everyone is wearing hair nets if the guy with the beard doesn't have to wear a beard net. Heck... I've done work in cosmetic factories where everyone is required to wear hair nets and beard nets.

                                          • seigeengine
                                            seigeengine  15 hours back

                                            To be fair, better cover your eyes, eyelashes are a thing.

                                        • Gambit Arkana
                                          Gambit Arkana  20 hours back

                                          Ive been meaning to ask. What is the light display behind you on the wall?

                                          • Fran Guy
                                            Fran Guy  20 hours back

                                            So we are going to act like this is real when all the Rocks we gave away turned out to be petrified wood amongst other things... I heard you're selling the Golden Gate Bridge also, any buyers yet?

                                            • Jimmy McFadden
                                              Jimmy McFadden  20 hours back

                                              Better question: where does Nasa keep the aliens

                                              • evilmeerkat007
                                                evilmeerkat007  20 hours back

                                                I thought NASA are racist though?

                                                • Logan Jones
                                                  Logan Jones  21 hours back

                                                  What does "SMOCK" area stand for?

                                                  • mopthermopther
                                                    mopthermopther  22 hours back

                                                    $1B for rocks. Did we have a shortage on Earth ?

                                                    • Christopher Bellore
                                                      Christopher Bellore  22 hours back

                                                      Honestly? I feel like, if I watch this video, and give in to anything they show, and discuss, then I'm allowing them to insult my intelligence.
                                                      No one has ever been to the moon, it is a lesser light source for nighttime, and is disc shaped. It's the same size as the sun, but 7 times less bright. There's only one side of the moon that faces earth, and shines.
                                                      If the moon was a sphere, and was a terra (land, rock formation), and was the distance away from earth that we're told by NASA; Do you really think that in 1969, 50 years ago we were capable of having a long distance telephone conversation from 238,900 miles away, and have it audibly broadcasted on live television? Seriously?
                                                      Today's news reporters have delayed reactions while talking live to their studio while they're at the scene of an event. Also, has anybody been able to make phone calls from an airplane at 30, 000 feet? We're talking 5 miles high!? 238,900 miles away just chit chatting with Houston. Right.
                                                      Sorry, but I'm gonna hafta call this episode, "Getting DUMBER Everyday!"

                                                      • Mr. Miata
                                                        Mr. Miata  23 hours back

                                                        In the video "Can You Break A Lock With Canned Air" from "The King of Random" they show, what happens to smoke, when it "floats" on the gas. Can you explain, why the smoke forms rings?

                                                        • bigghoss762
                                                          bigghoss762  1 days back

                                                          That would be pretty funny if NASA had just modified a pickup truck to fly to the moon and they just randomly tossed rocks in the back until it was full.

                                                          • amsterob
                                                            amsterob  1 days back

                                                            lowlifes still pushing we went to the moon. how good is film at 250 degrees? no blast crater under the lander? such liars.

                                                            • seigeengine
                                                              seigeengine  15 hours back

                                                              The film was never at 250 degrees, because contrary to morons who have never so much as thought about heat in their life, physics exist.

                                                          • Henry Agcaoili
                                                            Henry Agcaoili  1 days back

                                                            I felt so badluck about Saitama.😣😥😥😥😥

                                                            • Hassan Raza
                                                              Hassan Raza  1 days back

                                                              Legends say cia arrested the guy

                                                              • Straylight4299
                                                                Straylight4299  1 days back

                                                                Everybody wears that thing on their heads to cover the hair.
                                                                And then there is this guy: 16:28

                                                                • Samrudh Lok
                                                                  Samrudh Lok  1 days back

                                                                  0: 31 boom I m in moon trust me...these is where Neil Armstrong landed...

                                                                  • GunsNBudder
                                                                    GunsNBudder  1 days back

                                                                    The "moon rocks" that have been given away to heads of state have been PROVEN to be fake. Why should we believe any of those are real? This is pure theatre.

                                                                    • Steve Ent
                                                                      Steve Ent  1 days back

                                                                      Is this where they got the fake ones the Swiss caught us handing out ?

                                                                      • seigeengine
                                                                        seigeengine  15 hours back

                                                                        That never happened.
                                                                        I know what you're referring to, but you're so stupid you couldn't even get the country right, nor who found out it wasn't a moon rock, nor dug deep enough to realize it wasn't one of the actual moon rocks given out in the first place.

                                                                    • Rahul Sawant
                                                                      Rahul Sawant  1 days back

                                                                      Waiting for Apollo Video :"D

                                                                      • Man limbu
                                                                        Man limbu  1 days back

                                                                        Those rocks where taken from my backyard..it's all fake

                                                                        • GlitchedBot
                                                                          GlitchedBot  1 days back

                                                                          I would have never guessed air can have laminar flow..

                                                                          • right is right and wrong is wrong

                                                                            In other words the “White folks voice”

                                                                            • seigeengine
                                                                              seigeengine  15 hours back

                                                                              Not really, but do continue being racist.

                                                                          • Kevin Smith
                                                                            Kevin Smith  1 days back

                                                                            I absolutely love watching your videos!! And it's even better that the 50th anniversary of the moon landing today!! Thanks for your videos! I'm going to start watching them with my 4 month old grandson, once he has a longer attention span. Being distracted each time he blinks, doesn't really help right now!! Keep up the great work!

                                                                            • Stack daddy
                                                                              Stack daddy  1 days back

                                                                              7:55 I think they keep stuff like that in area 51

                                                                              • Bossboy Gaming
                                                                                Bossboy Gaming  1 days back

                                                                                That's in Huntsville Alabama. I went there yesterday😂

                                                                                • Daehawk
                                                                                  Daehawk  1 days back

                                                                                  Can you do a video on paper towel tearing? Im serious. There must be some science or mathematical formula that explains why a paper towels never tears correctly. It will always start right then end up tearing on the opposite side of the pull you started with and leave a small piece there. So annoying.

                                                                                  • Sir.Shini Gami
                                                                                    Sir.Shini Gami  1 days back

                                                                                    Pennywhitsle productions presents

                                                                                    • Phyle Of Artifice
                                                                                      Phyle Of Artifice  1 days back

                                                                                      Things I want to know... 1. Has she ever had the chance to physically touch a moon rock? 2. Does she or her fellow co-workers own a piece? 3. Not a question but, I would love to see another mission to the moon to gather more rock samples from the exact locations as before to test for changes that have occurred over the last 50 years.

                                                                                      • Ashiq Walay
                                                                                        Ashiq Walay  1 days back

                                                                                        BS of the century