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"During my own scientific research in Antarctica, Dr. Werner Von Braun, scientist and former head of NASA, came to Antarctica preceding the projected Apollo moon landing and spoke of his concern that scientific measurements of the rate of cosmic dust settling on the moon (ten-millionths of an inch per year) projected overly nearly five billion years (alleged age of the moon) would result in a layer 54 feet deep over the entire surface of the moon. Hoping to prevent the lunar module from slowly disappearing into the moon dust, they equipped its landing gear with large pad feet."

"On 21 July 1969, more than 600 million people watched as astronaut Neil Armstrong responded to Walter Cronkite concerning the depth of the dust he was walking on: 'The surface is fine and powdery. I can pick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch, maybe an eighth of an inch.' Yet, not one comment dared to be made by scientists that this absence of a great depth of dust is evidence that the moon is not old. In fact, the amount of meteoritic dust and debris supported an age of only thousands of years."

SOURCE: Don Bierle, in Making Sense of Creation and Evolution, p. 46

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