What's up with that rock? China's moon rover finds something strange on the far side.

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Oct 22, 2019
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China's Yutu-2 lunar rover has discovered what appear to be relatively young rocks during its recent exploration activities on the lunar far side.

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The report showed the crater region age was some 3.6E+9 years old and said this about the young rocks "Regarding the age of the rocks, Moriarty said that "fresh" is a relative term: In this case, it means that the rocks formed after the major resurfacing events in Von Kármán crater. "So that could be 10-100 million years [ago] or 1-2 billion years. It's really hard to say definitively."

This is quite an age spread here but not uncommon. Over the years, I track *young age* reports about the Moon. Here is an example. A facelift for the Moon every 81,000 years, another report shows some surface features 50E+6 years old or younger, Mars and Moon: Not Dead Yet?

Reconciling different age measurements is fun :) Apollo lunar rock radiometric ages, their cosmic ray exposure ages, crater dating extrapolations, etc. Reporting all those different age measurements and showing them together, that is still a work in progress I feel for many published in popular science sites.
 

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