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NASA Research Team Reveals Moon Has Earth-Like Core
01.06.11 An artist's rendering of the lunar core as identified in new findings by a NASA-led research team. (NASA/MSFC/Renee Weber) A close-up view of the Passive Seismic Experiment, a component of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) which was deployed on the Moon by the Apollo 14 astronauts during their first extravehicular activity (EVA-1). (NASA/JSC)
Renee Weber. (NASA/MSFC) State-of-the-art seismological techniques applied to Apollo-era data suggest our moon has a core similar to Earth's.
Uncovering details about the lunar core is critical for developing accurate models of the moon's formation. The data sheds light on the evolution of a lunar dynamo -- a natural process by which our moon may have generated and maintained its own strong magnetic field.
The team's findings suggest the moon possesses a solid, iron-rich inner core with a radius of nearly 150 miles and a fluid, primarily liquid-iron outer core with a radius of roughly 205 miles. Where it differs from Earth is a partially molten boundary layer around the core estimated to have a radius of nearly 300 miles. The research indicates the core contains a small percentage of light elements such as sulfur, echoing new seismology research on Earth that suggests the presence of light elements -- such as sulfur and oxygen -- in a layer around our own core.
Originally posted by AlienCarnage
reply to post by Human_Alien
As far as gravity goes; there are many contributing factors for gravity, thus not one simple answer. The planets revolve around a star, that star also rotates as well. The entire solar system revolves as well. These forces have an influence on gravity. The earth’s core also affects the gravity we experience here on our planet.
The moon is moving away from the Earth, which would mean that sometime into the future of this planet, the moon will no longer be there.
Originally posted by Royal76
I don't believe that the moon is a artificial moon. But that doesn't mean there isn't something on there. It's not like NASA, or the government is reallly all that forth comming about how things look. Plus i thought it weird, that we went there planted a flag, and took a couple other visits and left. Honestly if there wasn't something off, then why isn't there a US base, or station on the moon Then again maybe there is Because i'm sure it would be a total shock to everyone here if we found out that the government lied to us about something.
Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by Slipdig1
It defines our night and day, Worded it wrongedit on 14/2/11 by TedHodgson because: (no reason given)
I am an amateur astronomer...
I say it should be possible to spot the flag and lunar excursion module....
I think someone should produce an image on the landing site, equipment left behind, etc.
I do know that I can google earth to a specific resolution, uhm, to see cars in a parking lot, and be able to tell their color.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
Originally posted by liejunkie01
If the moon is fake, then how did the tides work before the moon? It is my understanding that the tides helped evolution along. What was the tilt of the axis? It is to my understanding that the moon keeps the earth steady instead of wobbling on its axis like Mars. This is why we have the seasons we do.
There are so many real questions that need to be answered that this theory is non exsitant in my opinion.
That's why and how my theory helps answer that. There is absolutely NO proof the Moon affects us.
None. Zip. Nada.
It's been theorized that's all. No one's put a blanket over it to see what would happened to Earth. The closest we get to that possible affect is a Solar eclipse and even that, doesn't stop the tides for a moment.
It is my belief "gravity" emanates from--- thus is a bi-product of----- Earths core.