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

  • Published: 09 July 2019
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Comments • 11 635

  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay   Vor Monat

    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!) declips.net/video/yvhLBzsDwSQ/video.html Also check out Joe Hanson's video! declips.net/video/Qr28zMXQ3bU/video.html

    • obiwahn dagobah
      obiwahn dagobah  Vor Tag

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

      • obiwahn dagobah
        obiwahn dagobah  Vor Tag

        @Jack Snow how do you know this defintively? Just some shady people in the Internet tell you that nonsense.

        • Martin Petrik
          Martin Petrik  Vor 2 Tage

          @Andrew If Bill did not conduct any test (because he can't as he obviously don't have access to samples) to verify lunar samples but somebody else does and verified - what does it mean to you?

          • tzunammi shadai
            tzunammi shadai  Vor 17 Stunden

            Did I mention that I have a few thousand acres of land for sale on the okeyPanokey ocean? For a low low price just because the moon rock ppl sent ya!

            • Roadster Tracker -Ben Pearson

              May I use a short clip (

              • Sultan Kamil
                Sultan Kamil  Vor Tag

                No NASA is fraud

                • Dirk-Ulrich Heise

                  Petrified wood.

                  • Joe Gondek
                    Joe Gondek  Vor 2 Tage

                    The moon landing was faked on the moon

                    • Will Tannery
                      Will Tannery  Vor 2 Tage

                      I love this video so much. I would love to buy her lunch and pick her brain sometime she seems so smart

                      • Mayank Ahuja
                        Mayank Ahuja  Vor 3 Tage

                        0:26 That's how NASA went to moon 😂 SECRET REVEALED !!!!!!!!

                        • Heniek gołąb
                          Heniek gołąb  Vor 3 Tage

                          so many usless jobs after post cold war era, rock keepers LOL they still looking for lifeforms?

                          • Caden Niemuth
                            Caden Niemuth  Vor 3 Tage

                            Even nasa has a rock collection

                            • Levi K
                              Levi K  Vor 3 Tage

                              Legend has it that Inside those aluminum containers are really kinder eggs

                              • rj rj
                                rj rj  Vor 3 Tage

                                How will they handle mars rocks?

                                • Parker Trulock
                                  Parker Trulock  Vor 3 Tage

                                  This got me thinking about samples from Mars. Since it has an atmosphere, are we going to have to study the samples from Mars? If not, how will scientists simulate the Martian atmosphere?

                                  • seigeengine
                                    seigeengine  Vor 3 Tage

                                    by making an atmosphere consistent with the one on Mars?

                                    • Alp Baykan
                                      Alp Baykan  Vor 3 Tage

                                      fake stones

                                      • Lunar
                                        Lunar  Vor 4 Tage

                                        Can I have one?

                                        • J J
                                          J J  Vor 4 Tage

                                          Everyone’s a paid actor lol

                                          • seigeengine
                                            seigeengine  Vor 3 Tage

                                            Even you are a paid actor.

                                            • Raw Instinct
                                              Raw Instinct  Vor 4 Tage

                                              Mojave desert rocks😂😂😉

                                              • Matthew Hill
                                                Matthew Hill  Vor 4 Tage

                                                Shame we can't just go back to the moon and get more of these things...

                                                • Marton Lukacs
                                                  Marton Lukacs  Vor 4 Tage

                                                  Pssst . . . . . . letter dice

                                                  • AMRAN
                                                    AMRAN  Vor 4 Tage

                                                    0:38 looks like a set and scripted. Oh wait, it might have been

                                                    • Fawad Rizvi
                                                      Fawad Rizvi  Vor 4 Tage

                                                      ..so the moon landing hoax was a hoax?

                                                      • Triple D
                                                        Triple D  Vor 3 Tage

                                                        the moon landing hoax was a fabricated hoax because the hoax is the moon landing was a hoax and so this video was made as a hoax to keep the hoax alive.

                                                        • Mucho Taco
                                                          Mucho Taco  Vor 4 Tage

                                                          Where does NASA keep rhe technology that allowed them to go to the moon? Science progresses forwards not backwards.

                                                          • seigeengine
                                                            seigeengine  Vor 4 Tage

                                                            So are you admitting that technology is a physical thing that can be lost, or are you rejecting that and treating it as knowledge (which can also be lost), but then it wouldn't be able to be kept anywhere.

                                                            • Coco Rub
                                                              Coco Rub  Vor 4 Tage

                                                              If only they were real...

                                                              • seigeengine
                                                                seigeengine  Vor 4 Tage

                                                                If only you weren't retarded...

                                                                • Seth J
                                                                  Seth J  Vor 5 Tage

                                                                  people still think we landed on the moon lol

                                                                  • Tony
                                                                    Tony  Vor 5 Tage

                                                                    did you notice they were mostly females?

                                                                    • R X G
                                                                      R X G  Vor 5 Tage

                                                                      Area 51

                                                                      • Luke Maney
                                                                        Luke Maney  Vor 5 Tage

                                                                        NASA never landed a man on the moon and returned him to Earth, so where did they get moon rocks from? You are deceiving people with your videos, uhh...lying to them. Better see what happens to lairs when they die bud, it's in the King James Bible, I suggest you look it up?

                                                                        • Benjamin Clayton
                                                                          Benjamin Clayton  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                          I’ve seen Judy before, what’s her job title?

                                                                          • Gourd EarthVines
                                                                            Gourd EarthVines  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                            So what happened when someone broke the rule and took one of those rocks in thier barehand and went outside and set it on the dirt? Why all the paranoia, is the moon innately poison? Seriously, what would happen?

                                                                            • seigeengine
                                                                              seigeengine  Vor 5 Tage

                                                                              @Gourd EarthVines No, that's not what that means. Contaminated just means "stuff from Earth got on it." We don't want that, because then when we study the rocks, we might struggle to tell what's Earth stuff and what's Moon stuff.

                                                                              • Gourd EarthVines
                                                                                Gourd EarthVines  Vor 5 Tage

                                                                                @seigeengine oh I get it! Thx. But I still wonder how anyone knows our planets atmosphere is regarded as Contaminating ....did someone get sick holding a rock? ...then what about those guys beards being uncovered? Not being smarta**, I just wonder why a moon rock is so different from an earth rock..

                                                                                • seigeengine
                                                                                  seigeengine  Vor 5 Tage

                                                                                  No, for two reasons: 1. The footage was not taken on film. The lost footage was taken from the signal sent back to Earth wirelessly. 2. The footage isn't really lost. It's just the original recordings that were. The signal was split and half was broadcast around the world... which we still have.

                                                                                  • Gourd EarthVines
                                                                                    Gourd EarthVines  Vor 5 Tage

                                                                                    @seigeenginethx, of course, good point. But I'd like to use one rock only and study what it does in a controlled area mixing with earth rocks. I find it hard to imagine no scientist has claimed to have done that. We use titanium in our bodies commonly in medicine and I've heard the moon is alot of that element.....Well, I better just go get a Degree and join the privately funded groups that don't have to tell all.🙂 There was a statement made that NASA " lost" original film footage and such. Do you believe that?

                                                                                    • seigeengine
                                                                                      seigeengine  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                      Nothing. The reason isn't because they're dangerous, but because the more contaminated they are with Earth-stuff, the less useful they are as research material. For a very simple example, imagine a researcher wanted to see if there was evidence of life on the Moon in those rocks.... you'd want to make sure life hadn't gotten onto them here on Earth, or that ruins the study.

                                                                                      • dizzod outrageous
                                                                                        dizzod outrageous  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                        And here all along I've been thinking to myself that flat earthers are crazy for asking questions.. Lol turns out nobody in the secular world trusts Nasa. I'm impressed

                                                                                        • ThatGuy Man
                                                                                          ThatGuy Man  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                          In the props room

                                                                                          • ykdickybill
                                                                                            ykdickybill  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                            You think they would have one lump for visitors to hold.

                                                                                            • Odysseas Parashis
                                                                                              Odysseas Parashis  Vor 4 Tage

                                                                                              ykdickybill nah

                                                                                              • Domonique Garner
                                                                                                Domonique Garner  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                                When I was I kid I went to the space station and they gave me some meteor rocks and moon rock

                                                                                                • Ma Ma
                                                                                                  Ma Ma  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                                  Fake news

                                                                                                  • kilroy987
                                                                                                    kilroy987  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                    It makes me wonder how they figured out which materials were safe to touch the moon rocks with to prevent contaminating them. That surface on nonstick pans? Yeah, that's safe.

                                                                                                    • seigeengine
                                                                                                      seigeengine  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                                      They mostly chose non-reactive materials. Teflon is an extremely stable non-reactive material. Beyond that, just knowing what it's contaminated.

                                                                                                      • Muziq
                                                                                                        Muziq  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                        Well, it's amazing, but i keep asking myself: why she's in such a clean place, of air particles pureness level, with makeup. I mean, there are kitchens that doesn't allow cooks to use makeup, not to mention that surgeons can't use them as well.

                                                                                                        • caveman Versace
                                                                                                          caveman Versace  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                          The thing I never understood is why Russia never went to the moon. They are the leading nation in space exploration. Yet I would've thought they'd have some Russian base on the moon by now.

                                                                                                          • caveman Versace
                                                                                                            caveman Versace  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                                            @seigeengine Dude don't correct someone's grammar on the internet. There are far too many factors such as bad chinese technology that fail to offer proper grammar options. It only demonstrates your ignorance of ones position. Now you still didn't address my point. Its been over forty years and the only nations advancing space exploration are Russia, China and the states has fallen third. If Russia or China starts mining meteors then the world mining industry will fall to them.

                                                                                                            • seigeengine
                                                                                                              seigeengine  Vor 6 Tage

                                                                                                              were* And basically it was a matter of investment. It's not that Russia was particularly good. They just invested in it at a time the USA wasn't. The USA had far more resources than Russia, so when it started putting some of that into space, the USA managed a project too big for Russia to manage (Russia never got their moon-landing-intended rocket to work)

                                                                                                              • Doom Father TM
                                                                                                                Doom Father TM  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                                I guess Neil and Buzz couldn't get hold of any.... " 'Moon rock' given to Holland by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is fake" lol

                                                                                                                • Opinionated Octopus
                                                                                                                  Opinionated Octopus  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                                  ill tell you why they keep them, because their fake samples.

                                                                                                                  • The Beast
                                                                                                                    The Beast  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                                    Opinionated Octopus your right bro there fake you cant go to space

                                                                                                                    • So pro
                                                                                                                      So pro  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                                      Why do they look like lunch ladies ??

                                                                                                                      • seigeengine
                                                                                                                        seigeengine  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                                        food safety also requires cleanliness standards.

                                                                                                                        • Felipe Bachian
                                                                                                                          Felipe Bachian  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                                          I cannot put on words how awesone is that. Thank you for sharing.

                                                                                                                          • tsartomato
                                                                                                                            tsartomato  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                                            moonlanding was faked by destin

                                                                                                                            • Jeff Williams
                                                                                                                              Jeff Williams  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                              Now imagine Mars samples..

                                                                                                                              • AVOTEC PTY LTD
                                                                                                                                AVOTEC PTY LTD  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                HEY MAN HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF EXPLAINING SKUNK SPRAYING

                                                                                                                                • wild fire
                                                                                                                                  wild fire  Vor 8 Tage


                                                                                                                                  • Eric W.
                                                                                                                                    Eric W.  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                    Yeah right, let's test those 'rocks'.

                                                                                                                                    • Cabenox
                                                                                                                                      Cabenox  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                      So wait... So I guess people who think we didn't actually go to the moon... must just think they just have a bunch of random rocks stored in this facility?? I dont understand.

                                                                                                                                      • Adam Volt
                                                                                                                                        Adam Volt  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                        5:42 yes ma

                                                                                                                                        • GEODEAHOLIC M
                                                                                                                                          GEODEAHOLIC M  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                          dude ! why did you wait 4 years ???

                                                                                                                                          • Dragonmoth
                                                                                                                                            Dragonmoth  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                            Am i the only one that wants to touch and lick the rock and the dirt? I know what Earth taste and feels like, but i don't what moon taste and feels like, and i want to know

                                                                                                                                            • Corinne Demyanovich
                                                                                                                                              Corinne Demyanovich  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                              This. Video. Is. Amazing.

                                                                                                                                              • Tek P
                                                                                                                                                Tek P  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                Why doesn't the staff wear masks?

                                                                                                                                                • Doug G
                                                                                                                                                  Doug G  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                  We take care of rocks better than people:)

                                                                                                                                                  • Drakestein
                                                                                                                                                    Drakestein  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                    This is maybe the most amazing video ever, congratulations on all the hard work that you have put during years just to take you there. I wish I could be that smart and passionate.

                                                                                                                                                    • ابراهيم عمر
                                                                                                                                                      ابراهيم عمر  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                      landing on the moon is the biggest scam of the century

                                                                                                                                                      • God Himself
                                                                                                                                                        God Himself  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                        Crack a rock open and smoke a sample, moonrocks are hella potent

                                                                                                                                                        • rob379
                                                                                                                                                          rob379  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                          Still fake moon landings

                                                                                                                                                          • P Patterson
                                                                                                                                                            P Patterson  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                            Was anyone else thinking "Martha Stewart be damned" when Andrea showed the cataloguing system for the sampling? Buahahaha....😂

                                                                                                                                                            • P Patterson
                                                                                                                                                              P Patterson  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                              You have to restrict the material handling in contact with space material, those materials themselves will react to the space materials.. The vacuum seal containment environment is also required to prevent material break down. This is important. They cannot just make or obtain more samples. Each piece contains different information. How awesome is that! Periodically I like to speak on such exciting brain nibblets. But enough of my table talk.

                                                                                                                                                              • Blyatiful
                                                                                                                                                                Blyatiful  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                Please keep those moon rocks safely. Someone might wanna steal it for their Nidorino

                                                                                                                                                                • NuGGetZ
                                                                                                                                                                  NuGGetZ  Vor 7 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                  Blyatiful underrated comment

                                                                                                                                                                  • mouk
                                                                                                                                                                    mouk  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                    0:40 Didn't know you could find manholes in the moon

                                                                                                                                                                    • Lady pilliwick
                                                                                                                                                                      Lady pilliwick  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                      NASA wanted to include the world so they sent a rock to every country in the world University's now have summer expiditions that go out searching for these rock You guessed it. They all lost em. Many in a trash can

                                                                                                                                                                      • seigeengine
                                                                                                                                                                        seigeengine  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                        No, Nixon wanted to include the world, and they gave two samples from different missions to a wide range of countries, and US states/territories. Some of those samples have been lost over time, but many remain. The only thing lost in a trash can appears to be your brains... or at least your integrity.

                                                                                                                                                                        • LEVANTATE Y ORA
                                                                                                                                                                          LEVANTATE Y ORA  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                          Ia fake moon dont have rocks. And no one ever been to the moon, if you still believe this lie you need to start doing your research

                                                                                                                                                                          • seigeengine
                                                                                                                                                                            seigeengine  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                            au contraire mein fuckwad, you need to do your research.

                                                                                                                                                                            • Dan Reynolds
                                                                                                                                                                              Dan Reynolds  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                              Anyone else think this dude looks like jroc from trailer park boys?

                                                                                                                                                                              • B A
                                                                                                                                                                                B A  Vor 8 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                9:19 Only the black employee knows how to cover her head/hair. lol

                                                                                                                                                                                • Tomorrow Me
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tomorrow Me  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                  Este video se ha pasado internet OO!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Imperialism Expósed
                                                                                                                                                                                    Imperialism Expósed  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                    You can tell some secretive people have contacted this channel and gave them a sum of money to push the typical "American went to the moon" nonsense. WE all know you lied and the majority of the world knows it. You did not go to the moon, stop lying. You could not beat the Soviets in space, boohoo get over it. hahaha :)

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ricardo Becerra
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ricardo Becerra  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                      what would be the cost of that vacuum box!

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carscamer Scammer gets scam

                                                                                                                                                                                        I love moon rocks😈😈🌬

                                                                                                                                                                                        • MrNateSPF
                                                                                                                                                                                          MrNateSPF  Vor 9 Tage


                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kayuh Genso
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kayuh Genso  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                            love this video! Love America!

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tyler Franklin
                                                                                                                                                                                              Tyler Franklin  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                              “Remote location” this is why we’re going to area 51

                                                                                                                                                                                              • black hippy
                                                                                                                                                                                                black hippy  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                                "Only place you can work with moonrocks." Well...this is awkward.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Huston Swanson
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Huston Swanson  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wow they have gone to some lengths to fake this moon landing huh?

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Laura S
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Laura S  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wow that's so interesting

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • seigeengine
                                                                                                                                                                                                      seigeengine  Vor 9 Tage

                                                                                                                                                                                                      WOW YES AM REAL PERSON HUH