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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by backinblack
Naturally occurring thorium (232) has a half life of 14.05 million years. Not very "hot", especially in the concentrations it's found in the (apparently) volcanic complex.edit on 7/29/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Jolliff and his team estimated the age of the moon's rare far side silicate volcanoes to be about 800 million years old. Such an age would extend the volcanic activity of the moon by 200 million years, they said.
The Moon and Mercury, now geologically dead, display ancient battered crusts developed under the torrential bombardment of debris remaining from the accretion of the solar system. Both display evidence of fleeting episodes of early volcanism as they cooled down. Mars, to a large degree, exhibits the same basic pattern.
Today in the journal Nature, a team of scientists led by Prof. Peter Schultz of Brown University announced evidence for fresh geologic activity on the Moon. Although lunar volcanism was supposed to have ceased billions of years ago, there's at least one place on the Moon where "outgassing" may have happened within the past 10 million years--and may still be happening today (Schultz, Staid and Pieters, Nature, 444, 184).
"Over the years," he adds, "amateur astronomers have reported puffs or flashes of light coming from the Moon's surface." While many professional astronomers insisted the moon was inactive, the amateur sightings kept open a window of doubt. Schultz thinks it's time to start looking in earnest: "A coordinated observation campaign, including both professional and amateur astronomers, would be one way to build additional evidence for activity. A gas release itself would not be visible for more than a second or so, but the dust it kicked up might stay suspended for 30 seconds. With modern alert networks, that's long enough to move a professional telescope into position to see what's happening."
A transient lunar phenomenon (TLP), or lunar transient phenomenon (LTP), is a short-lived light, colour, or change in appearance on the lunar surface. Claims of short-lived phenomena go back at least 1,000 years, with some having been observed independently by multiple witnesses or reputable scientists. Nevertheless, the majority of transient lunar phenomenon reports are irreproducible and do not possess adequate control experiments that could be used to distinguish among alternative hypotheses. Few reports concerning these phenomena are ever published in peer reviewed scientific journals, the lunar scientific community rarely discusses these observations.
Most lunar scientists will acknowledge that transient events such as outgassing and impact cratering do occur over geologic time: the controversy lies in the frequency of such events. The term was created by Patrick Moore during his co-authoring of NASA Technical Report R-277 Chronological Catalog of Reported Lunar Events, published in 1968.
Originally posted by zorgon
Well NASA is trying to tell us that they are VOLCANOES, on a place that they told us was geologically dead for millions of years.
And the freshness of the field — comparatively free of meteor craters — put its formation at just a billion years ago .
Now geologically dead.
Originally posted by gaurdian2012
good find the nasa bunch will of course supress the truth of the moon (death star) how are they getting away with the repeated lies disinfo blurry pics when will people speak out and demand the truth.I am so sick and tired of nasa and there bs. I wish I was a hacker connected to anonymous I would so hack there servers get the truth out
Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
good luck with the hacking...your either 12 years old or incredibly dense...either way anything you find will disappoint you very much...when you realise the moon is infact.......a natural moon