ok , this is going to be like pulling teeth , but so be it .
In regards to the claims that the moon has an atmosphere :
will the claimants provide some evidence to support this claim , as so far thier defence of this position has been weak to say the least .
just in case they pull a ` brave sir robin ` , here is the evidence that the moon does not indeed have an atmosphere
#1 - the occurance of bailey`s beads during solar eclipses ,
#2 - the visible behaviour of stars during lunar occultations , very similar to #1^ but the occultations of stars by mars , venus and other planets is
starkly different - because of thier atmosphere
#3 - of course the photograps of the Apollo missions , in particular the bevaviour of dust , the best picture is the rooster tails kicked up by the
lunar rover :
lastly , the claims that the moon has an atmosphere requires a grand conspiracy by generations of astronomers , planetologists , astronauts from many
countries over a span of decades - and for what reason ?? why did the early astronomers claim the moon had no atmosphere , if they had evidence to the
contrary ? - they had nothing to gain . also why has every scientist since then seen fit to perpetuate the " myth " ?
there is simply no reason for any one to claim the moon has no atmosphere , in the face of evidence that it does .
the absence of an atmosphere on the moon required apollo engineers to develope hundreds of unique and costly solutions to the problems that the
astronauts would face .
the " tyres " of the lunar rover is a prime example - if they did not need to be designed for ops. in hard vacum why were they designed that way --
at massive cost ??
i will address the other fallacies rampant on this thread in later sumbissions
[edit on 31-5-2006 by ignorant_ape]