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The Moon: Relic From An Advanced Prehistoric Civilization

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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: KKLOCO

Perhaps you have heard that the Moon is gradually moving away from the Earth? Have you also heard that the Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down? This is a result of the process of the Earth becoming tidally locked with the Moon. The Moon, as a result of tidal forces, is "stealing" Earth's rotational energy and converting it to orbital energy. The Earth's rotation is slowing and the Moon is moving to a higher orbit.

If the Sun were to last long enough, the Earth's rotation would match the orbital period of the Moon. The Moon would be in the sky of only one hemisphere, just as now the Earth is in the sky of only one of the Moon's hemispheres.

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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Very interesting. How long are we looking at before this becomes our reality?

Additionally, in your opinion, what would be the consequences to us, humankind?



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: KKLOCO

Several billion years.

Consequences, none to speak of, except for half the planet not being able to see the Moon. Come to think of it, it would be great for tourism.

Of course, there is the problem with the Sun turning into a red giant.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: Phage

This is an interesting "what if" about the earth rotation slowing....




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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:17 PM
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Actually, yeah. The weather would get nasty.
But the big ol' red sun would take care of that long before the change of rotation would be a problem.


Your source:

It is estimated Earth would stop spinning in as little as 5 years.
No. Just, no.

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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:17 PM
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Sweet! Several billion years gives me plenty of time. I’ll just keep drinkin’ the vino and wait for niburu to arrive instead.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:20 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ausername

Actually, yeah. The weather would get nasty.
But the big ol' red sun would take care of that long before the change of rotation would be a problem.


Your source:

It is estimated Earth would stop spinning in as little as 5 years.
No. Just, no.


I assume the ‘red giant sun’ scenario is pretty far into our future as well?



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: KKLOCO

Time for plenty of wine.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: Phage

That's why it's a "what if" ... As in a sudden slowing of rotation over that time period.

Scientifically, it's an interesting question, they attempt to answer in that television documentary.




posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: KKLOCO

Time for plenty of wine.




Time for eggnog mate!



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: ausername

It's also an impossibility.

Angular momentum, doncha know.

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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ausername

It's also an impossibility.


Of course it is.




posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:26 PM
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Does the movie provide an explanation of how it could happen, or is it just a given that it does?



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Watch it if or when you have time.

No spoilers




posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:29 PM
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I don't have a technical opinion on the Chinese satellite, and I am aware that the moon is a satellite.

In this thread, I have merely reported the fact that I read about the Chinese notion to launch a satellite into orbit for the sole purpose of supplementing natural moonlight. I lifted the term "artificial moon" directly from the article on which the thread was based.

Thanks Phage, I hope that clears the air.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Clear.

I was pointing out that the notion of such a satellite makes no sense.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

I'm not sure we're on the same page.

I know that the moon is a natural body (despite the topic of the thread). Even though I said "cool read" in my original comment, I'm not exactly in here to prove the merit of the topic.

I lifted the term "artificial moon" directly from an article on which there was a recent thread here at ATS. The Chinese are flirting with an idea to launch a satellite that they call an "artificial moon" into orbit.

I am not redefining any thing, and I understand oxymorons, which is what I'd call the term "artificial moon".

Hope this helps.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

I meant the Chinese satellite as an artificial Moon. It makes no sense, unless you think a Moon that zips across the sky in 6 minutes, once, in the evening or dawn makes sense.

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posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

I was merely pointing out the differences for the crowd that believes the moon is artificial and hears the Chinese are doing an 'artificial moon' and think it supports their beliefs of the moon.



posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 07:59 PM
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Probaby so. My main interest in this (and similar) thread(s) is their indisputable usefulness in invoking the storytelling muse.



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