The Needles of the Black Hills are among South Dakota’s oldest rocks. They were formed around 2 billion years ago when molten magma slowly solidified beneath the earth’s surface.
The moon was formed 4.5 billion years ago during a massive collision between a smaller proto-Earth and another planetoid, about the size of Mars.
Our amazing planet is 4.543 billion years old.
The oldest stars in the Milky Way are roughly 13.4 billion years old.
…. and I am 36.
We all stood together for a few hours of timelessness and everything was beautiful.