Dating meteorites age earth
In many cases it is quite difficult to prove whether one method is superior to another: and in this regard, the only way of doing so is to closely examine how each method works and try to find fault with it.
We can get absolute ages only if we have rocks from that surface.
For others, all we are doing is getting a relative age, using things like the formation of craters and other features on a surface.
What is less commonly known are any of the details of how the issue was settled: such as that the 4.5 billion year 'date' came from a single meteorite that was assumed to be the same age as the earth's core.
And since this favored 'date' is the only one that's trumpeted by the media it is the only date that many assume to be correct.
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.