How old is the Moon? – level 1

27-10-2023 07:00

It is the year 1972. People go to the moon. It is the Apollo 17 mission.

Astronauts bring back some rocks. Now, scientists look at tiny rocks called zircon. Scientists say that the moon is older than we believe. It is over 4 billion years old. A long time ago, something big hits Earth. This is how the moon starts to exist. Scientists use a special method to know how old the rocks are. It is important to know the moon’s age. It helps us understand our planet better.

The moon helps Earth stay steady and good for living. It also affects the weather in the oceans. People like the moon and want to explore space.

Difficult words: method (the way of doing something), age (how old someone or something is), affect (to have an impact on something).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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