posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 11:29 PM
Taken from George H. Leonard - Somebody Else Is On The Moon, 1976.
"Isaac Asimov says there are nine moons in our solar system that have been captured: one of Neptune, one of Saturn, and seven of Jupiter. He bases
this on what he calls the "tug-of-war" ratio: the attraction of the planet verses the attraction of the sun. This ratio ranges from Miranda, a
satellite of Uranus, which has a tug-of-war ratio of 24,600, to the seventh moon of Jupiter, which has a ratio of 1.03. He calls the other satellites
And then he comes to our Moon. It is important to quote him:
It is a shame that one small thing remains unaccounted for; one trifling thing I have ignored so far, but - WHAT IN BLAZES IS OUR MOON DOING WAY OUT
THERE? It's too far out to be a true satellite of Earth, if we go by my beautiful chain of reasoning - which is too beautiful for me to abandon.
It's too big to have been captured by the Earth. The chances of such a capture having been effected and the Moon then having taken up a nearly
circular orbit about the Earth are too small to make such an eventuality credible.
There are theories, of course, to the effect that the Moon was once much closer to the Earth (within my permitted limits for a true satellite) and
then gradually moved away as a result of tidal action. Well, I have an objection to that. If the moon were a true satellite that originally had
circled the Earth at a distance of, say, 20,000 miles, it would almost certainly be orbiting in the plane of Earth's equator and it isn't.
But, then, if the Moon is neither a true satellite of the Earth nor a captured one, what is it?...
he goes on to conclude the tug-of-war ratio for the Moon: 0.46. We would lose the tug of war with the sun. We - Earth - attract the Moon half as
strongly as does the Sun.
*Isaac Asimov, Asimov On Astronomy, Mercury Press, Inc, 1963."
Soviet scientists Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov - senior scientists - at the Soviet Academy of Sciences
From Don Wilson - Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon
"Their theory, which appeared in Sputnik magazine, a Soviet periodical published in English, states that ' the Moon is not a natural satellite of
Earth, but a huge, hollowed-out planetoid fashioned by some highly advanced, technologically sophisticated civilization into an artificial "inside
out" world which was steered into orbit around the Earth eons ago!'"
More quotes from other books -
"Even Moore himself eludes to the Moon not being what it is in his own "Three times in 1948 I saw the whole area [Graham Crater] 'misty gray and
devoid of detail, with the surrounding surface sharp and clear cut."
C. Sagan in modern timers writes that, tens of meters below the surface of the Moon, there might be a layer of organic material. (Gases or mists could
conceivably emanate from this layer. Bear in mind that organic matter implies life.)
"And Wilkins and Moore, that team which carried the burden of the Moon for the professional astronomers back when the Moon was a drag, said in their
book, The Moon (Faber and Faber, 1960): "It is not impossible that on the Moon there may exist, or have once existed, some form of life peculiar to
the Moon and totally unlike anything ever known on Earth." " _ George H Leonard - Somebody Else is on the Moon.
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