posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 02:46 PM
Before I type this out...
**WARNING*** There may or may not be real science in this thread. I am THEORIZING. Anyone who needs to be an idiot and rip me a new one needs a kick
in the butt.
I am going to guess that the micro magnets are like this due to the effects of the static electric forces of the moon, combined with any combination
of solar wind/ temperature spinning these things to mimic a planet's magnetosphere- and the net result was picked up by the probe's instruments.
Instead of lugging tons of equipment to just make a huge one, how about they study exactly how this works on the moon, and then figure out how to
influence these things to make the field stronger?
BTW- does the moon have a magnetic field of it's own? I get this odd impression it's either nonexistent, or it's incredibly weak. Would Mercury
have this effect? If not, why?
Weird rambling over.