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Originally posted by phagg
What qualify as anomalies?
Earth also has variances in its gravity field (see here )
Originally posted by DGFenrir
Originally posted by spikey
Taken together with all the other weird facts about the moon
Sorry, I've been a little ignorant, please name a few..
Originally posted by eniac
Someone point out where I'm wrong with this....
I'm pretty sure that the moon doesn't have a molten core, and is more along the lines of a damn big rock.
So it's more likely that large 'chunks' of more dense material (say Iron, for argument's sake) exist beneath the moon's surface in certain places, while the core is relatively less dense in other places. Wouldn't this account for persisting gravitational fluctuations from place to place on the surface? (and also affect the moon's center of gravity)
We would find fewer gravitational anomalies on Earth, because of the mantle/molten state of most of the interior of the planet, and convection spreading denser material around to achieve a more balanced overall level of gravity.
Tell me where I'm wrong...
Originally posted by Studenofhistory
reply to post by DarkSecret
You asked why multiply 27.322 by 4. The point is that in order to get 109.2 which is the number that pops up more than once in other relationships, you multiply by a nice integer of exactly 4. Not 4.1 or 3.762 but exact 4.00000. THAT'S what's so fascinating about many of these relationship numbers. So many of them are not only integers but multiples of 10 (400, 40000, 10,000) Look at any other planet and moon in our solar system and you don't get nice exact integers or recurring numbers.
The highly anorthositic composition of the lunar crust, as well as the existence of KREEP-rich samples, gave rise to the idea that a large portion of the Moon was once molten
What causes the orbit of the moon?
What causes the water to rises once a day?
How can the magnetic connections be the force if the moon has no iron to create a magnetic force?
The pictures that show earth is not gravity but what shape earth gets by its speed of rotation compared to its magnetic gravity force.
Question: Is the Moon shaped like earth because of its rotation?
Originally posted by weedwhacker
OK, I can imagine a lot of things. I can even suppose that, in some way, technolgy can be used to counter-act G-forces. I mean, if we wish to understand FTL travel we have to comprehend some sort of 'artificial gravity' and other sorts of technological devices so that the protoplasm on board the space ships isn't splattered against the interior sides looking like strawberry jam!!!!
Originally posted by Esoterica
If people dismissed John's claim that the far side of the moon had a higher gravity as crazy, it is their fault for not researching the matter.