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11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by maclatunji: 3:52pm On Aug 15, 2014
Eleven Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew

From The Anti-Gravity Handbook

Compiled By

D. Hatcher Childress

1. The Puzzle of the Moon's Origin: Scientists have generally offered three major theories to account for the moon in orbit around our planet. All three are in serious trouble, but the least likely theory emerged from the Apollo missions as the favorite theory. One theory was that the moon might have been born alongside the earth out of the same cosmic cloud of gas dust about 4.6 billion years ago. Another theory was that the moon was the earth's child, ripped out the Pacific basin, possibly. Evidence gathered by the Apollo program indicates though that the moon and the earth differ greatly in composition. Scientists now tend to lean toward the third theory- that the moon was "captured" by the earth's gravitational field and locked into orbit ages ago. Opponents of the theory point to the immensely difficult celestial mechanics involved in such a capture. All of the theories are in doubt, and none satisfactory. NASA scientist Dr. Robin Brett sums it up best: "It seems much easier to explain the nonexistence of the moon than its existence."

2. The Puzzle of the Moon's Age: Incredibly, over 99 percent of the moon rocks brought back turned out upon analysis to be older than 90 percent of the oldest rocks that can be found on earth. The first rock Neil Armstrong picked up after landing on the Sea of Tranquility turned out to be more than 3.6 billion years old. Other rocks turned out to be even older; 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, and one even alleged to be 5.3 billion years old! The oldest rocks found on earth are about 3.7 billion years old, and the area that the moon rocks came from was thought by scientists to be one of the youngest areas of the moon! Based on such evidence, some scientists have concluded that the moon was formed among the stars long before our sun was born.

3. The Puzzle Of How Moon Soil Could Be Older Than Lunar Rocks: The mystery of the age of the Moon is even more perplexing when rocks taken from the Sea of Tranquillity were young compared to the soil on which they rested. Upon analysis, the soil proved to be at least a billion years older. This would appear immpossible, since the soil was powdered remains of the rocks lying alongside it. Chemical analysis of the soil revealed that the lunar soil did not come from the rocks, but from somewhere else.

4. The Puzzle of Why the Moon "Rings" like a Hollow Sphere When a Large Object Hits It: During the Apollo Moon missions, ascent stages of lunar modules as well as the spent third stages of rockets crashed on the hard surface of the moon. Each time, these caused the moon, according to NASA, to "ring like a gong or a bell." On one of the Apollo 12 flights, reverberations lasted from nearly an hour to as much as four hours. NASA is reluctant to suggest that the moon may actually be hollow, but can otherwise not explain this strange fact.

5. The Puzzle of the Mystifying Maria of the Moon: The dark areas of the moon are known as maria (seas, as this is what they looked like to early astronomers- dried-up seas). Some of these maria form the familiar "man-in-the-moon" and are strangely, located almost entirely on one side of the moon. Astronauts found it extremely difficult to drill into the surface of these dark plainlike areas. Soil samples were loaded with rear metals and elements like titanium, zirconium, yttrium, and beryllium. This dumbfounded scientists because these elements require tremendous heat, approximately 4,500 degrees Fahrenheit, to melt and fuse with surrounding rock, as it had.

6. The Puzzle of the Rustproof Iron Found on the Moon: Samples brought back to earth by both Soviet and American space probes contain pure iron particles. The Soviets announced that pure iron particles brought back by remote controlled lunar probe Zond 20 have not oxidized even after several years on earth. Pure iron particles that do not rust are unheard of in the scientific world (although there is a solid iron pillar of unknown age in New Delhi, India, that has also never rusted, and no one knows why).

7. The Puzzle of the Moon's High Radioactivity: Apparently, the upper 8 miles of the moon's crust are surprisingly radioactive. When Apollo 15 astronauts used thermal equipment, they got unusually high readings, which indicated that the heat flow near the Apennine Mountains was rather hot. In fact, one lunar expert confessed: "When we saw that we said, 'My God, this place is about to melt! The core must be very hot.' " But that is the puzzle. The core is not hot at all, but cold (in fact, as was assumed, it is a hollow sphere). The amount of radioactive materials on the surface is not only "embarrassingly high" but, difficult to account for. Where did all this hot radioactive material (uranium, thorium, and potassium) come from? And if it came from the interior of the moon (unlikely), how did it get to the moon's surface?

8. The Puzzle of the Immense Clouds of Water Vapor on the Dry Moon: The few lunar excursions indicated that the moon was a very dry world. One lunar expert said that it was "a million times as dry as the Gobi Desert." The early Apollo missions did not find even the slightest trace of water. But after Apollo 15, NASA experts were stunned when a cloud of water vapor more than 100 square miles in size was detected on the moon's surface. Red-faced scientists suggested that two tiny tanks, abandoned on the moon by U.S. astronauts, had somehow ruptured. But the tanks could not have produced a cloud of such magnitude. Nor would the astronauts' urine, which had been dumped into the lunar skies, be an answer. The water vapor appears to have come from the moon's interior, according to NASA. Mists, clouds and surface changes have allegedly been seen on the moon over the years by astronomers. For instance, six astronomers in the last century have claimed to have seen a mist which obscured details in the floor of the crater Plato. Clouds on the moon are extremely odd, because the moon's supposed small gravity (one sixth of the earth's, claim many conventional scientists and NASA) could not hold an atmosphere or have any clouds on it at all.

9. The Puzzle of the Glassy Surface on the Moon: Lunar explorations have revealed that much of the moon's surface is covered with a glassy glaze, which indicates that the moon's surface has been scorched by an unknown source of intense heat. As one scientist put it, the moon is "paved with glass." The experts' analysis shows this did not result from massive meteor impactings. One explanation forwarded was that an intense solar flare, of awesome proportions, scorched the moon some 30,000 years or so ago. Scientists have remarked that the glassy glaze is not unlike that created by atomic weapons (the high radiation of the moon should also be considered in light of this theory).


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. The Puzzle of the Moon's Strange Magnetism: Early lunar tests and studies indicated that the moon had little or no magnetic field. Then lunar rocks proved upon analysis to be strongly magnetized. This was shocking to scientists who had always assumed that the rocks had "some very strange magnetic properties...which were not expected." NASA can not explain where this magnetic field came from.


11. The Puzzle of the Mysterious "Mascons" Inside the Moon: In 1968, tracking data of the lunar orbiters first indicated that massive concentrations (mascons) existed under the surface of the circular maria. NASA even reported that the gravitational pull caused by them was so pronounced that the spacecraft passing overhead dipped slightly and accelerated when flitting by the circular lunar plains, thus revealing the existence of these hidden structures, whatever they were. Scientists have calculated that they are enormous concentrations of dense, heavy matter centered like a bull's-eye under the circular maria. As one scientist put it, "No one seems to know quite what to do with them."

Source: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/5piEGK/CacbkHxO:c$F.wqwl/home1.gte.net/poofalow/moon11.htm

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by maclatunji: 3:56pm On Aug 15, 2014
This thread is especially handy for "whipping" into shape the many impressionable people on Nairaland masquerading as science buffs because they read a few books or watched a few documentaries.

These are mysteries that scientists at the highest level cannot explain talk less of some "keyboard science aficionados" .

So, shall we say the moon does not exist because our experience of it defeats what was considered to be factual knowledge before?

Of course not. That would be silly. Hence, we shall leave silliness to the silly ones.

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by uzoexcel(m): 4:19pm On Aug 15, 2014
wat really is ur point? we should discard science because it couldnt explain several mysteries?
the scientists u talk about are humans like u and me..yes the ones we now rely on to bring serums from the USA to solve our ebola issues..You couldav suggested we pray against the demons of ebola and not depend on science to find a cure
maclatunji: This thread is especially handy for "whipping" into shape the many impressionable people on Nairaland masquerading as science buffs because they read a few books or watched a few documentaries.

These are mysteries that scientists at the highest level cannot explain talk less of some "keyboard science aficionados" .

So, shall we say the moon does not exist because our experience of it defeats what was considered to be factual knowledge before?

Of course not. That would be silly. Hence, we shall leave silliness to the silly ones.

tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue grin grin grin tongue tongue tongue tongue

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Idrismusty97(m): 4:48pm On Aug 15, 2014
I don't even know anything about the Moon talk more of its puzzles. All these things written up there na which language be that? I only know of a round ball hanging in air, shining at night. smiley

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by maclatunji: 4:53pm On Aug 15, 2014
uzoexcel: wat really is ur point? we should discard science because it couldnt explain several mysteries?
the scientists u talk about are humans like u and me..yes the ones we now rely on to bring serums from the USA to solve our ebola issues..You couldav suggested we pray against the demons of ebola and not depend on science to find a cure

LOL. I am saying we should know that science has limitations and cannot explain everything. However, we should also seek to improve our knowledge.

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by maclatunji: 5:00pm On Aug 15, 2014
Idrismusty97: I don't even know anything about the Moon talk more of its puzzles. All these things written up there na which language be that? I only know of a round ball hanging in air, shining at night. smiley

You think the moon hangs over Earth like your electric bulb? #Wow

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by uzoexcel(m): 5:11pm On Aug 15, 2014
religion once said the earth was flat and anyone who disproved it was termed a heretic...thanks to science for disproving that fact
maclatunji:

LOL. I am saying we should know that science has limitations and cannot explain everything. However, we should also seek to improve our knowledge.

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by maclatunji: 5:50pm On Aug 15, 2014
uzoexcel: religion once said the earth was flat and anyone who disproved it was termed a heretic...thanks to science for disproving that fact

Read the post you are responding to again.

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by chuqudy(m): 4:00am On Aug 18, 2014
That is their opinion.

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by uken73(m): 4:01am On Aug 18, 2014
Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles!
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by DONMAYOR19(m): 4:03am On Aug 18, 2014
As far is now on fp, people will start editing their post just to attract like, is not fair at all..

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Nobody: 4:05am On Aug 18, 2014
uzoexcel: religion once said the earth was flat and anyone who disproved it was termed a heretic...thanks to science for disproving that fact

Not true....it is a myth to beleive that all religions taught about a flat earth.

The myth of the Flat Earth is the modern misconception that the prevailing cosmological view during the Middle Ages saw the Earth as flat, instead of spherical.

During the early Middle Ages, virtually all scholars maintained the spherical viewpoint first expressed by the Ancient Greeks. From at least the 14th century, belief in a flat Earth among the educated was almost nonexistent, despite fanciful depictions in art, such as the exterior of Hieronymus Bosch's famous triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, in which a disc-shaped Earth is shown floating inside a transparent sphere.

According to Stephen Jay Gould, "there never was a period of 'flat earth darkness' among scholars (regardless of how the public at large may have conceptualized our planet both then and now). Greek knowledge of sphericity never faded, and all major medieval scholars accepted the Earth's roundness as an established fact of cosmology." Historians of science David Lindberg and Ronald Numbers point out that "there was scarcely a Christian scholar of the Middle Ages who did not acknowledge [Earth's] sphericity and even know its approximate circumference".

Historian Jeffrey Burton Russell says the flat-earth error flourished most between 1870 and 1920, and had to do with the ideological setting created by struggles over evolution.Russell claims "with extraordinary [sic] few exceptions no educated person in the history of Western Civilization from the third century B.C. onward believed that the earth was flat", and credits histories by John William Draper, Andrew Dickson White, and Washington Irving for popularizing the flat-earth myth.


Source: Wikipedia article ''Myth of the flat earth''

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by adebayo201: 4:08am On Aug 18, 2014
maclatunji:

You think the moon hangs over Earth like your electric bulb? #Wow
grin grin
But come to think of it, are this NASA still after this moon conspiracy things?!
It's like hoax to me tho!
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by maingwaest(f): 4:10am On Aug 18, 2014
Like it or not, there are somethings that ll remain unexplainable to man cos it's divine.

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Ezedon(m): 4:33am On Aug 18, 2014
I'll not believe all these theories, until i travel to the moon
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by sunnywhyt(m): 4:34am On Aug 18, 2014
Don't believe all that,cos human can see nd experiment only the external why God knows everything about the external and internal...no one lyk him.

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Jerrick(m): 4:58am On Aug 18, 2014
12. What about the puzzle of how irrelevant threads make frontpage

Nobody actually knows when this started, but irrelevant and, permit me to say, godforsaken threads have been making front page before Seun was even born. angry

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by flowjoe: 4:59am On Aug 18, 2014
Scientific Gibberish .. angry
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Nobody: 5:09am On Aug 18, 2014
Been a Mod is sweet Gan. See how maclatunji carry this come front page with only 3 comment.
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by mictima(m): 5:12am On Aug 18, 2014
since when did anything in this world stopped being a puzzle?

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Nobody: 5:18am On Aug 18, 2014
Baba God noni.
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Ptoocool(m): 5:20am On Aug 18, 2014
Inasmuch dis thread is none of my business, leme take dis time out to correct some common mistake guys make on NL, especially those rushing to land themselves α good spot on FP grin


'I' comes b4 'Ε' after 'L' - ε.g. Believe, Relieve..
'Ε' comes b4 'I' after 'C' - ε.g. Receive, Conceive..

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Ezyp(m): 5:27am On Aug 18, 2014
Nice
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by CocoaOla: 5:28am On Aug 18, 2014
when will the african race go to the moon
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by NaLaugh: 5:30am On Aug 18, 2014
The moon is quite fascinating. I have a telescope in my living room to stare at the moon on dark nights cool

Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by NaLaugh: 5:33am On Aug 18, 2014
In case you haven't noticed, i own this new duplex property on NL. Feel free to use the stairs cool
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by SurePresident: 5:38am On Aug 18, 2014
Uh!
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Jakeattah(m): 5:44am On Aug 18, 2014
Moon puzzles
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Reference(m): 5:44am On Aug 18, 2014
What are mysteries to man are known by his creator who has left him to painstakingly uncover them since he rather chose to seek after the knowledge of good and evil rather than heaven and earth. His lust for the devil has made him a baby in a cot, knowing very little about all around him.

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by Lordmykel(m): 5:50am On Aug 18, 2014
i hear you.. All lies

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Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by omoredia: 5:53am On Aug 18, 2014
Interesting
Re: 11 Things That NASA Discovered About The Moon That You Never Knew by BrAkingNews: 5:58am On Aug 18, 2014
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