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Originally posted by Totalstranger
yeah but Lear thinks there is semi-earth like gravity,
and there are bases there. did India see any of that?
I guess it doesnt matter because there will soon be a new, dummy account by none other than Lear himself blowing this out of proportion.
so nice find. now find a base, vehicles, or anything....anything
Originally posted by SaturnFX
I am a bit saddened that America will clearly not be leading this new age of information. looks like we will be falling behind and become a irrelevant nation if things are disclosed to the public, making our (shadow?) government about as trustworthy as the iraqi information minister at the beginning of the war.
NASA will probably not build an outpost on the moonM as originally planned, the agency's acting administrator, Chris Scolese, told lawmakers on Wednesday. His comments also hinted that the agency is open to putting more emphasis on human missions to destinations like Mars or a near-Earth asteroid.
Originally posted by 2 cents
I agree completely. Since gravity is a function/effect of Mass. Also I could swear hearing that the earth's own gravity is not uniform throughout the planet. The acceleration due to Earth's gravity 9.8m/s^2 is an average. All it would take is having very large relatively denser material in one region of the moon than another to have slightly different gravity. How much of a difference I don't know but surely no differences on a scale that would rival Earth's gravity.
Originally posted by esteay812
I have heard people say that there is enough gravity and atmosphere on the moon to get out and walk around with little assistance or difference than being on Earth.
Originally posted by 5thElement
Dumb ass NASA engineers ...
"NASA is in talks with us for deploying some of its scientific
payload in our spacecraft to carry out specific tests in the lunar orbit. We are evaluating the proposal," Goel said in India's southern city of Bangalore.
The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, mission is a part of NASA's Discovery Program. It will cost $375 million and is scheduled to launch in 2011. GRAIL will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon for several months to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. The mission also will answer longstanding questions about Earth's moon and provide scientists a better understanding of how Earth and other rocky planets in the solar system formed.
Originally posted by C0mmonen5e
the far side of the moon would have more gravity than the one we can see because of the Earth's gravity, correct?
In 1838 he published a revision of the lunar theory, entitled Fundamenta nova investigationis, &c., and the improved Tables of the Moon ("Hansen's Lunar Tables") based upon it were printed in 1857, at the expense of the British government, their merit being further recognized by a grant of £1000, and by their adoption in the Nautical Almanac as from the issue for the year 1862
In 1856, Peter Andreas Hansen, one of the leading mathematical astronomers on the Continent, proposed a theory of the moon which included the possibility of an atmosphere and even of life on the far side. The theory was quickly endorsed by many in the scientific community, allowing in its brief life speculation about life on the far side to flourish. It attracted the attention of such notables as Sir John Herschel and was exciting enough to play a large role in Jules Verne's fiction about the moon. The hypothesis met its end around 1870 when assumptions behind it were questioned by Simon Newcomb and others.
Originally posted by zorgon
WHY if NASA was so expert at landing on the moon do we need any MORE missions to study the gravity on the moon?
Originally posted by Pimpish
reply to post by mckyle
So applying that rationale: if you can't see it, it must be there!!
I think a better way to word in more in his spirit would be, just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there.