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The moon is shrinking. No, seriously.

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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The moon is shrinking. No, seriously.


www.csmonitor.com

Images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have uncovered evidence that the moon is shrinking.
"When you look at the new information we've garnered with a number of different missions to the moon over the last year, we're now talking about the moon in a completely different way," he says. "It was thought to be dead and unchanging. And now you have this dynamism."
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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Ok, so, if you read the article, it says it hasn't shrunk by much but still it's worth mentioning. What is surprising to me is the quote above by Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist at NASA headquarters in Washington. So does anyone one know about the latest missions to the moon that took place this year? That's a new one on me. Just thought I would pass it on.

www.csmonitor.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:04 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Pretty interesting!

I also find that I've sorely misjudged the Christian Science Monitor...


From your link:

Not by much, mind you. The lunar surface is about a football field's length closer to the center of the moon that it was, say, a billion years ago.


I would have guessed that the CSM wouldn't endorse a solar system view of "billions" of years old.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:20 PM
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Well, we're talking Christians here, not Jews. I think it's primarily a Jewish belief that the world is only or nearly 6000 years old. It's not surprising to me.
But what about the missions to the moon that happened this year? You hear anything about that?



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:20 PM
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Wow, certainly he mispoke about moon missions over the year, unless of course he was talking about the Japanese. Didn't they go to the moon a couple years ago with an unmanned mission?

As far as changes in the size of the moon, that is very interesting to say the least.


--airspoon



[edit on 19-8-2010 by airspoon]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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The entire moon shrank? Or the scientists who measured it originally made an error? Hmmmmm I wonder...



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:28 PM
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reply to post by airspoon
 


Misspoke? That hardly sounds like a misspoken statement.
Whatever it was, is, it's out there... The only way I can think that he misspoke is unless it wasn't supposed to be spoken and it's true.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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Didn't the Japanese send a moon mission a couple of years ago? I may be mistaken but I think I can remember an unmanned mission by Japan.

--airspoon



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 08:56 PM
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Whew ... what a relief. I just knew you were going to say you had been going out each night and noticing how the moon was shrinking (quite a bit since last week) and were posting for an explanation ... kinda like Niburu sightings.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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I remember seeing a program about the Moon's movement away from Earth, this seems like a more plausible explanation than the Moon itself shrinking.


The Moon's orbit (its circular path around the Earth) is indeed getting larger, at a rate of about 3.8 centimeters per year. (The Moon's orbit has a radius of 384,000 km.)

Source: curious.astro.cornell.edu...

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Falken]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:11 PM
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And Leons getting larger!!!!!


Seriously though, interesting read.
S+F



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:39 PM
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thats off topic please stay on topic



I have noticed the moon getting larger and brighter this isn't a good sign.



And i really hate those image posts no offense but they aren't necessary.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:55 PM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
reply to post by cluckerspud
 


thats off topic please stay on topic



I have noticed the moon getting larger and brighter this isn't a good sign.



And i really hate those image posts no offense but they aren't necessary.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]

Ah, I wasn't aware you were a moderator.

But you seeing the moon getting larger is just an optical illusion, we've known about it since about 1913, maybe earlier.

I'll wait for a better source, no offense but I'm not very trustworthy of a site called christian science monitor.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by hippomchippo]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
reply to post by cluckerspud
 


thats off topic please stay on topic



I have noticed the moon getting larger and brighter this isn't a good sign.



And i really hate those image posts no offense but they aren't necessary.


There was nothing off topic. I said it was an interesting read whilst
ingesting some humor. Tis aloud, no?!

Hate is such a strong word. Sorry you feel that way about pictures.
Anyway...


But for an object long thought tectonically dead, the discovery of "recent"
faulting on the lunar surface indicative of shrinkage is pretty surprising.


Don't most dead things shrink. Like say a rotting piece of fruit.

Surprising that you find the moon getting larger, that almost seems off topic
since its about the moon shrinking.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by hippomchippo

Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
reply to post by cluckerspud
 


thats off topic please stay on topic



I have noticed the moon getting larger and brighter this isn't a good sign.



And i really hate those image posts no offense but they aren't necessary.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]

Ah, I wasn't aware you were a moderator.

But you seeing the moon getting larger is just an optical illusion, we've known about it since about 1913, maybe earlier.

I'll wait for a better source, no offense but I'm not very trustworthy of a site called christian science monitor.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by hippomchippo]



nope not a moderator



But you seeing the moon getting larger is just an optical illusion,


its not a an optical illusion

there are alots of threads on the moon getting brighter and larger.


Not to mention where i live i don't see the moon at night more often, since the paths are changing its orbit.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:02 PM
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cool find....the moon is hollow....it rang like a bell for hours after the command module was sent to the surface back in 1970. this was on science channel a month ago, too



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:04 PM
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My guess is he was referring to when we fired a rocket at the moon to watch the explosion, ostensibly to better understand the elements present.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
its not a an optical illusion

there are alots of threads on the moon getting brighter and larger.


Not to mention where i live i don't see the moon at night more often, since the paths are changing its orbit.

Yes, ofcourse, the moon gets larger, then shrinks, then gets larger, at random occasions all throughout the world at a seemingly random basis.

You don't need to believe in everything, mate.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:36 PM
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Please bring this thread back on topic which is the tectonic activity of the moon.

Please also take note of the unnecessarily large quotes and refrain from such.

Mod Note: Big Quote – Please Review This Link.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:43 PM
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i hope this is on topic, if not all apologies.



The Moon's orbit (its circular path around the Earth) is indeed getting larger, at a rate of about 3.8 centimeters per year.
source/link/more:curious.astro.cornell.edu...



interesting read, nice topic.

thanks OP, S&F,
et




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