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

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay  12 days ago +3887

    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!) usclip.net/video/yvhLBzsDwSQ/video.html

    Also check out Joe Hanson's video! usclip.net/video/Qr28zMXQ3bU/video.html

    • Andrew
      Andrew 18 hours ago

      @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 Day ago

      @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.

    • m 77
      m 77 Day ago

      @Bill Martin where is biometrical data?
      NASA should released biometrical data so some researchers can do study on them, but guess what they lost biometrical data.

  • SuperDMK123
    SuperDMK123 31 minute ago

    Maybe she gets paod more than 80000 for washing dishes

  • abdullah H
    abdullah H Hour ago

    Moon Rocks? looool

  • Morshawnquis Little
    Morshawnquis Little 4 hours ago

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

  • Euan scotland
    Euan scotland 4 hours ago

    Do we smoke them at the end of the tour?

  • Danny
    Danny 4 hours ago

    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 4 hours ago

    Destin Sandlin - First man to walk on Mars 2036

  • Kristy G
    Kristy G 5 hours ago

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

  • Adrian Zaharia
    Adrian Zaharia 5 hours ago

    I think you're smarter than this!

  • Mainer Man
    Mainer Man 5 hours ago

    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 7 hours ago

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

  • sam1174
    sam1174 7 hours ago

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

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine 2 hours ago

      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 2 hours ago

      ...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 3 hours ago

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

  • Gambit Arkana
    Gambit Arkana 8 hours ago

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

  • Fran Guy
    Fran Guy 8 hours ago

    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 8 hours ago

    Better question: where does Nasa keep the aliens

  • evilmeerkat007
    evilmeerkat007 8 hours ago

    I thought NASA are racist though?

  • Logan Jones
    Logan Jones 9 hours ago

    What does "SMOCK" area stand for?

  • mopthermopther
    mopthermopther 10 hours ago

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

  • Christopher Bellore
    Christopher Bellore 10 hours ago

    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 11 hours ago

    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 12 hours ago

    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 14 hours ago

    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 3 hours ago +1

      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 14 hours ago

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

  • Hassan Raza
    Hassan Raza 15 hours ago +1

    Legends say cia arrested the guy

  • Straylight4299
    Straylight4299 15 hours ago

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

  • Samrudh Lok
    Samrudh Lok 16 hours ago

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

  • GunsNBudder
    GunsNBudder 17 hours ago

    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 18 hours ago

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

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine 3 hours ago +1

      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 18 hours ago

    Waiting for Apollo Video :"D

  • Man limbu
    Man limbu 19 hours ago

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

  • GlitchedBot
    GlitchedBot 19 hours ago

    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 3 hours ago

      Not really, but do continue being racist.

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith 21 hour ago

    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 21 hour ago

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

  • Bossboy Gaming
    Bossboy Gaming 22 hours ago

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

  • Daehawk
    Daehawk 22 hours ago

    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 23 hours ago

    Pennywhitsle productions presents

  • Phyle Of Artifice
    Phyle Of Artifice 23 hours ago

    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 Day ago

    BS of the century

  • jadidweto
    jadidweto Day ago

    I would like to smoke one of those rocks... Whew

  • Jeremiah Roth
    Jeremiah Roth Day ago +3

    I'd like to know what's been learned from studying these moon rocks.

  • Vikas
    Vikas Day ago +1

    This shows how people respect things outside than inside us.
    Earth rocks are more magical than moon rock.
    Whats inside us more important than outside

  • Troy Timmons
    Troy Timmons Day ago

    1:40 :( gowning is supposed to happen top-bottom

  • anthony edwards
    anthony edwards Day ago

    What part of the moon did the petrified wood they gave to the swiss Government come from

    • tgstudio85
      tgstudio85 2 hours ago

      @anthony edwards beside you know that they had family, brothers, sisters that are looking similar to them for obvious reasons, and stupid hoaxers took their family photos to say that they are alive!

    • anthony edwards
      anthony edwards Day ago

      @seigeengine thats not what all the news reports say but since you may be right explain to me how the shuttle that supposedly killed 6 or 7 people yet you have 5 of them working in government jobs you can look them up on google or you tube and you can deny all you want it is them

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago +1

      The petrified wood was a personal gift from an American ambassador to an ex-PM, not the government. The real moon rock samples were given to the queen.
      Also it was the Netherlands, not Switzerland.

  • Juan Taduran
    Juan Taduran Day ago

    Cave Johnson wants to know your location,

  • P A U L F R O C C H I

    thankyou for this. wonderful!

  • Dan Kennedy
    Dan Kennedy Day ago

    Andrea knows her minerals.

  • Pravin Keshari
    Pravin Keshari Day ago

    i need very small piece of that rock.... very tiny.... about 1 pinch... how and where can i get? how much does it costs??? is it possible to get ??

  • Tobi Preis
    Tobi Preis Day ago

    Can you show that bodies always want to rotate around their own center of mass - even if you start to turn it around another axis. Might look great in slow mo.

  • willythemailboy2

    I've worked in glove boxes before, but not on moon rocks.

    Question: how do they change the gloves when they become worn? Do they use the usual procedure of airlocking everything into a second box?

  • Saad Riaz
    Saad Riaz Day ago

    Where is alians👽

    OPTIC X Day ago

    FAKE !!!!!!!!!

  • MJK
    MJK Day ago

    They never reached the moon before specially for Apollo

  • Andi Teodorescu
    Andi Teodorescu Day ago

    "remote location", obviously that's on the moon. just in case the earth blows up.

  • karl burke
    karl burke Day ago +1

    This is where we keep the petrified wood that we tried passing off as moon rocks.

    • karl burke
      karl burke Day ago

      seigeengine real fake

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago

      Never happened. Stop buying into fictional accounts of real events.

  • bhunep neppoho
    bhunep neppoho Day ago

    Who ever crafted that rock gotta be legend

  • Drumpf 2030
    Drumpf 2030 Day ago

    Meanwhile in the back bunch of guys picking up rocks from the garden..... 1:35 aaah the affirmative hire gets to talk. And thou may banneth me now.

  • Dan Mor
    Dan Mor Day ago

    (We never went to the moon)

    • Drumpf 2030
      Drumpf 2030 Day ago +1

      Dan Mor you should look at the footage of the mission and watch the little buggy go around. The dust that falls down from driving around falls with the same speed as dust would fall here on earth. Clearly something they didn’t think about at nasa back in the days. Never went to the moon confirmed.

  • Claudia Trammell

    You make all the things you do seem so exciting. I get excited and can follow everything your talking about. It’s is very cool

  • Megan Wong
    Megan Wong Day ago

    Were women intentionally chosen for the video, or was this a representative sample of the people working there?
    I thought it was pretty cool that there were so many expert women in the field!

    • Megan Wong
      Megan Wong Day ago


    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago

      Who knows.
      I looked into it due to another comment and NASA is 1/3 women, 2/3 men.

  • Dustin Garrison
    Dustin Garrison Day ago

    Ok, I know that she is smarter than me and forgot more about the moon than I will ever possibly know, however; she called moon rock #259, number #254. I pray that that this is the first time this mistake has ever been made. As a science major, I have complete faith that all the observations are at least triple checked.

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago

      To be fair, she's just making a point, not actually doing the work. Level of care is very different between the two situations.

  • Aiman Jon
    Aiman Jon Day ago

    Wth go to the moon?

  • LunaRexx ASMR
    LunaRexx ASMR Day ago

    Where does NASA keep the Moon Rocks?

    Probably Area 51 tbh

  • Devin Madren
    Devin Madren Day ago

    Is that the honey bunches of oats lady?

  • Vidal Cruz
    Vidal Cruz Day ago

    “There’s no such thing as I can’t” - Andrea 2020

  • mathjoker
    mathjoker Day ago

    It's amazing how we take so much care of something that eventually will be very common. Nothing else like that comes to mind.

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago

      That's fairly common to research and development in general, innit?

  • Grant Simmons
    Grant Simmons Day ago

    you should do a video on the Kaye effect

  • Salvador Morales
    Salvador Morales 2 days ago

    Those are some badass women

  • Guillermo Freire
    Guillermo Freire 2 days ago

    This is SOOO COOLL Destin! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Sentinel_ 17
    Sentinel_ 17 2 days ago

    Can anyone explain why they can’t just touch it with bare hands.

    • Harold Einrid
      Harold Einrid Day ago

      to avoid contaminating the rocks with dirt from earth

  • Rodney McGiveron
    Rodney McGiveron 2 days ago

    amazing fun to watch...greetings from Australia...this moon rocks video 'rocks'.....

  • Ashton Gilbert
    Ashton Gilbert 2 days ago

    0:40 The moon has a drain?

  • iLikeit_
    iLikeit_ 2 days ago

    “Should’f remebrd the rocks”

  • Null
    Null 2 days ago

    Yo just want you to know that USclip randomly unsubscribed me from your channel despite me watching regularly

  • Manuel Pouparina
    Manuel Pouparina 2 days ago

    What a bunch of lies and a waste of my tax dollars. Also there landing set look like the one they used 1969 to film the moon landing in the Hollywood studios.

  • Naziem Saden
    Naziem Saden 2 days ago

    So you're meaning to tell me they really landed on the moon??

  • Anthony P
    Anthony P 2 days ago

    Hey Destin, what do you think about using schlieren imagery to view what happens when you blow across a bottle? I don't know if laminar flow is involved, but I noticed it doesn't work if the airflow is interrupted in my mouth in any way. Seems like it might be right up your alley.

  • A V
    A V 2 days ago

    God I felt so much anxiety when she said that they have to picture every rock piece that fall of... What a job!!

  • Tanzidul Islam
    Tanzidul Islam 2 days ago

    Why they are making those rocks so valuable? As they are not visiting moon hardly 😑

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago +1

      because it's cheaper to take good care of those rocks than go get new ones every time they want new ones.

  • llltlllulllblllellll

    Really? 3:48 people were avoiding number 13 in the name of the space ship! Just think how ironic is this! The most scientific people in the world cared about number 13! OMG, it's definitely way too early for a human to study space...

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago

      lol, I'm assuming this was sarcasm.

    • BarleyTBadger
      BarleyTBadger Day ago

      llltlllulllblllellll You do realize that Apollo 13 actually existed right? The reason they didn’t bring any moon rocks back is because it suffered a catastrophic explosion and had to return to Earth without landing on the moon. It’s not any sort of superstitious nonsense like that.

  • Judge Mox
    Judge Mox 2 days ago

    Didn't NASA give Norway some petrified wood calling it a moon rock?

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago

      No. An American ambassador gave the ex-PM of the Netherlands a piece of petrified wood as a personal gift, and it later got mixed up for a moon rock after his death and donated to an art museum, which displayed it without confirmation.

    • TMA1
      TMA1 2 days ago

      Didn't the owner of a video website invent the search engine ?

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody 2 days ago +5

    fo sure they smokin dem moon rock ;)

  • Issa Dhariansyah
    Issa Dhariansyah 2 days ago +6

    You know exactly that "remote area" is in Area 51..

  • হকার ভাউ

    If I a rock set on my home also under light then rock glow like moon?

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago +1

      The moon doesn't glow, it just reflects light from the sun.

  • হকার ভাউ

    I don't understand one thing.if I touching rock with no protect then what will happen? Anyone explain me?pls😍

    • seigeengine
      seigeengine Day ago +1

      It will be contaminated, and be less useful for research.

  • shell company
    shell company 2 days ago

    So this is what's in area 51

  • Abhinav Ashok
    Abhinav Ashok 2 days ago

    Is it just me... or does he look like JRoc from the Trailer Park Boys??

  • Krishan Lakhiwal
    Krishan Lakhiwal 2 days ago

    Can someone please explain one thing to me.. Why have 2.5k people disliked this video.. I mean either you find this video about moon interesting and you watch it entirely or you don't find it interesting enough (i don't know why) and go back to doing whatever you were doing before.. Why would someone take the pain to intentionally clicking the dislike button.....

  • Archercraft Gaming
    Archercraft Gaming 2 days ago

    Dude moon rock is a earth rock just a differend age

    • TMA1
      TMA1 2 days ago

      and some of them are even older than earth's !

  • Brent Weeks
    Brent Weeks 2 days ago

    Oh my gosh, Destin you are the most excited nerd I’ve stumbled across in my 55 years of life. You have screws lose. And I must also, because I’m fascinated with your videos. Just watched vortex rings. Wow. Didn’t expect that. Thanks for inspiring us and exciting us out here. Love seeing your family also. Good looking crew, brother. Look forward to spending non time with you on the other side!

  • sean juth
    sean juth 2 days ago

    1:23 asmr

  • BooDues Gaming
    BooDues Gaming 2 days ago +22

    he’s infiltrated the facility. part one of the area 51 assault is complete

  • Ishak Zaghari
    Ishak Zaghari 2 days ago

    The moon landing was fake , if they went back then with the barely any technology, why can’t they go now with billions of dollars in technology, just my opinion

  • M B
    M B 2 days ago

    This is such a fantastic video!

  • Nao Kimaji
    Nao Kimaji 2 days ago

    "wer inn"

  • ricky lagada
    ricky lagada 2 days ago

    meanwhile in other planet....
    Where do Aliens Keep Earth stones?

  • hungry Shan
    hungry Shan 2 days ago

    And I thought 'Gold' was the most precious material !🙄😏😐

  • Ryy Photo
    Ryy Photo 2 days ago


  • I m not the real Spidy

    That was fantabulous...

  • William Wesemann
    William Wesemann 2 days ago

    you should go to area 51, we might need the floor layouts for our raid