10 February 2017
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have released a study that the moon is roughly 4.51 billion years old, instead of previous accepted age of 4.3 billion years. The finding is critical to understand the formation of the solar system and gives new insight to the timing of life on Earth. Scientists theorize the moon was created after a large body collided with primordial Earth. According to new findings, the researchers determined that life appeared on Earth as early as 4.1 billion years ago.