Experts figure out Earth's actual birthday
June 15 , 2014
Turns out that Earth is nearly 60 million years older than our previous belief. French scientists studied quartz and the ratio of gases suggest that both the moon and our planet came into existence 40 million years after the solar system was formed.
"The gases sealed in these quartz samples has been handed down to us in a sort of 'time capsule.'" an expert said. "We are using standard methods to compute the age of the Earth, but having access to these ancient samples gives us new data."