The Japanese equipped a craft with High Definition video cameras and flew it low and slow over the moon about 2 years ago. ATS was all abuzz over this, but after the craft arrived, none of the vids or photos were ever made public. Is my memory about this correct?
Originally posted by DJW001
reply to post by csgt428
Let's discuss this a million years from now.
Originally posted by Illustronic
reply to post by kaiode1
OK fair enough, but realize that closing a mind to proven science, that runs your toaster, car, and microwave, is more proven than gigantic starships larger than the BORG, that only runs your imagination. (and that's not real)
Whoa almost none of what's in the OP is factual, and you assumed it is?
Originally posted by P3ACE0WAR
The Moon being older than the Earth is very interesting because the current scientific belief states that the moon was formed, when a massive asteroid the size of Mars smashed Earth, and split a massive chunk which became the moon.
The current belief doesn't explain how and why is the moon older than the Earth.
The Earth is constantly churning rocks in tectonic activities so it's harder to find the older rocks on Earth compared to the moon, but that's more a consequence of tectonic activity on Earth, than age. The moon is cold, that's why it doesn't have tectonic activity.
How old is the Moon? Almost the entire Solar System formed 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar nebula collapsed. But astronomers think that the Moon formed later than that, when a Mars-sized protoplanet smashed into the Earth. The debris from the collision splashed into orbit around the Earth and then reformed into the Moon, which still orbits us today.
So when did this happen?
Astronomers think this collision happened about 4.53 billion years ago, about 30-50 million years after the rest of the Solar System formed. This was relatively soon after the formation of the Solar System, and well before the time when life formed on Earth. Our planet was probably still mostly a molten ball of rock, and the impact of the Moon did little to change that. This is the dominant theory of how the Moon formed...
Evidence for this collision was found by the astronauts of the Apollo Moon landing missions. They turned up lunar rocks that have oxygen isotope compositions which are nearly the same as the Earth. This means that portions of the Moon were once part of the Earth.
Originally posted by cavemanthinking
i think the moon is getting farther away not closer. it has to do with the earths rotation vs the moons orbit direction when these things contra each other they orbiting body will get farther away we see this with mars and its two moons phebos is orbiting with mars and getting closer to it whal demonos is orbiting agenst mars and getting farther away this whole idea makes that entire list suspect i doubt most of those are facts at all