How do scientists use radioactive dating

they use a technique called ,absolute dating this allows scientist to determine the actual age of rocks that fossils are found near contain radioactive element unstable elements that decay ,or break down ,into different elementss half life of a radio active element is the time it takes for half of the atoms ina a sample to decay Radioactive dating of rock samples determines the age of rocks from the time it was formed.

Geologist determine the age of rocks using radioactive dating.

You can use relative dating which is looking at the rocks around it, or you can use radiometric dating, which compares the amount of radioactive element with the amount of nonradioactive element in the rock.

For others, all we are doing is getting a relative age, using things like the formation of craters and other features on a surface.

By studying other planets, we are learning more about our own planet.

This can be interpreted in two ways: why it is important to know the age of a planet or how is age dating important in determining the age of a planet?

Based on our study of meteorites and rocks from the Moon, as well as modeling the formation of planets, it is believed (pretty much well-established) that all of the objects in the Solar System formed very quickly about 4.56 billion years ago.

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