Space Rocks

Moon rocks

Moon rocks are some of the oldest rocks around, dating to 3.8 to 4.3 BILLION years old. Moon rocks are typically igneous because of the volcanic origins of the Moon. The Moon has volcanic origins, but never had volcanoes like we think of here at Earth. The moon is thought it have a molten interior like the Earth, but the Moon is a lot smaller, so it cooled down faster than the Earth. Lava on the Moon cooled and formed an abundance of Basalt.



Meteors, meteorites, asteroids, comets