posted on Oct, 27 2010 @ 11:56 AM
reply to post by Xterrain
"ring like a bell" is an analogy taken completely out of context. It is an unfortunate mental image that's implied, based on our common
of what a "bell" looks like, and how it works.
Many many things will reverberate, when struck. A large body like the Moon, which likely is absent a molten core of any size (not in comparison to
the Earth, anyway) can be completely SOLID and still "ring", or reverberate...sound will travel through matter, just as it does in air or water,
etc. It's all a form of matter, after all.
AND, sound waves can, depending on the substance, reflect in various ways....thus, the term reverberation, as they bounce back and forth. That is the
nature of the "ringing". (Think of the iconic image of the cowboy in the Old West of the USA, layng his ear on the railroad tracks to detect a
I'm with DJW on your so-called "source", and the "60-mile titanium sphere" comment. That is either someone's over-imaginative hyperbole, or is
being mis-represented out of context, somehow....because there are a lot of con-artists out there who like to promote this "alienness" concept of
the Moon. For personal gain and profit, usually.