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Earth once had two moons, which merged in a slow-motion collision that took several hours to complete, researchers propose in Nature today.
"All this is great fun and tells us that there are very fundamental questions that remain about the Moon," he says.
NASA's upcoming GRAIL mission, designed to probe the Moon's interior using precise measurements of its gravity, may help figure out what happened billions of years ago."But in the end," Schultz says, "new lunar samples may be necessary."
Obama: "By 2025, we expect new spacecraft designed for long journeys to allow us to begin the first-ever crewed missions beyond the moon into deep space," he said. "We'll start by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the first time in history."
Obama's Asteroid goal is riskier than The Moon
The period when the Earth was Moonless is probably the most remote recollection of mankind. Democritus and Anaxagoras taught that there was a time when the Earth was without the Moon.
Aristotle wrote that Arcadia in Greece, before being inhabited by the Hellenes, had a population of Pelasgians, and that these aborigines occupied the land already before there was a moon in the sky above the Earth; for this reason they were called Proselenes.
Apollonius of Rhodes mentioned the time “when not all the orbs were yet in the heavens, before the Danai and Deukalion races came into existence, and only the Arcadians lived, of whom it is said that they dwelt on mountains and fed on acorns, before there was a moon.”
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
reply to post by Pimander
People do not read recorded history.
THE DISASTROUS LOVE AFFAIR OF MOON AND MARS: PART TWO: GODS
The Moon was left battered by Mars as recorded for us.
edit on 8/4/2011 by TeslaandLyne because: (no reason given)
9. Afterwards my great-grandfather Enoch seized me with his hand, raising me up, and saying to me, Go, for I have asked the Lord of spirits respecting this perturbation of the earth; who replied, On account of their impiety have their innumerable judgments been consummated before me. Respecting the moons have they inquired, and they have known that the earth will perish with those who dwell upon it, and that to these there will be no place of refuge for ever.
The Book of Enoch (also 1 Enoch) is an ancient Jewish religious work, traditionally ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah. It is not part of the ...
the earth will perish with those who dwell upon it,