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Hundred million year old moon boulder rolls

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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:28 AM
Here is an image from the orbiter 5 satellite from 1967
There has been alot of theories about this photo over the years
There is a smaller track off to the right.
I've been looking at this photo since I was a kid
Bloody rocks

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:36 AM
I think an asteroid broke into pieces above the Moon. Some pieces dissolved and these are some that didn't. They hit at an angle and speed that didn't create a huge indentation and after they hit, they (rocked) and rolled on stage with Pink Floyd as they played Dark Side Of The Moon.

I don't know if it's true, but Dylan joined them for the encore because if it truly is like a complete unknown, then therefore it just may be, it just could be, Like A Rolling Stone.

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:25 AM
reply to post by Lionhearte

Are not all rocks floating in space including earth billions years of age?

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:26 AM
I have two guesses as to the cause of this phenomenon.

First: Space debris could be impacting the surface of the moon, disturbing the materials already on the surface and propelling them along. Or the debris itself could be the "rolling boulders'.

Second: "Extralunarian" (such a strange word
) forces. I'm talking about cosmic and/or solar winds, or gravitational influences of the Earth or other unknown body.
edit on 16-2-2012 by KamiKazeKenji because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:29 AM
reply to post by user414

Nice theory , than maybe also the suns activity play a role on increasing gravitational fields on the moon and other solar bodies...?

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:32 AM

Originally posted by 0bserver1
reply to post by Arken

Its very strange how this could be possible, these rocks have sizes of campers if not bigger...?


But the question is: what really is "Tracy's Rock"?

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:44 AM
reply to post by 0bserver1

The article clearly states "Two shots of a boulder, and the tracks it left behind on the lunar surface as it took a tumble through the dust around 100 million years ago."

The sentence you quote simply states that "A casual glance might suggest that it happened last week, or even that its rolling might resume at any moment." .....The meaning of the article is clear. The rock rolled a very long time ago, even though A casual glance might make you think otherwise.....You seemed to cherry pick a sentence which made it seem as if it had only just recently started rolling, even though the article clearly states otherwise.

As for the 'high gravity' statement.....That's just poor logic on the part of whoever wrote the article. Gravity tends to keep things down on the ground and stable....It's an imbalance of forces which cause something to roll...gravity can be one of those forces, but lightweight objects will roll as well (as we all know). Something bumped it (such as the impact of a meteor shaking the ground) a long time ago, and it rolled (a bit slower than it would on Earth) down a hill....Nothing really spectacular. It's simply less common to see on the Moon because there are less processes by which a boulder could be 'bumped' (no wind, or atmosphere...etc)
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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 01:45 AM
reply to post by 0bserver1

Lets see how much assumtions the OP makes.

100 million years old : A guess could just as easily be 500-1000 m or 4 billion!

Its rolling and might resume: well if it rolled down a slop and stopped the only chance of it rolling again is if it stopped part of the way down the slope and of course is subject to some new force to starts it moving.

You say you didn't know the moon had such a high gravity.
What do you think makes the gravity strong and how is it shown

It's amazing on here when it comes to NASA how people try to make mountains out of mole hills.
It also shows a lack of understanding on here when this has 29 flags as if it was some great new discovery when actually we have many threads that talk about these rock and the wackjob theories some on here give regarding them.
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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 02:30 AM
Sounds like conditioning for disclosure. Why don't they just spit it out!

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 02:57 AM
reply to post by gort51

thats what I was thinking. Some one above posted this which look like "older rocks" that have rolled and now are starting to break down. The one on the right looks like a alien face for a bonus as well.

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 03:11 AM
reply to post by bhornbuckle75

As for the 'high gravity' statement.....That's just poor logic on the part of whoever wrote the article.

This guy does...

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 06:05 AM
reply to post by 0bserver1

There is no mention of gravity on that page, I left?!!?

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 07:53 AM
It definitely looks like ejecta to me. Like something hit the moon in a shallow trajectory and ejected these boulders. You can clearly see some of them skipped like a rock skips on water. Something of sufficient size hitting the moon at a shallow angle would surely be capable of throwing rocks for miles. 1/6th gravity and no atmosphere to slow them down. They could easily skip over existing craters as well.

Obviously the terrain could help the movement and distance they travel if the boulders were rolling down an incline. And if a boulder had an odd shape, it could easily deviate from a straight line. I agree with several other people who have made similar comments as this. This is very interesting though. Nine meters is a big rock to imagine rolling anywhere.

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 09:43 AM
reply to post by 0bserver1

This brings to mind CA's Death Valley "Race Track Playa", where rocks inexplicably move leaving trails of their path.

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 10:03 AM
Neat stuff.

What caught my eye is the two big piles of rocks. they both have what appears to be very old tracks from rolling at one time but what caused them to break appart?

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 10:06 AM
All the people suggesting that these boulders hit the moon from space at a angle and skipped across the surface like a rock on a pond need to learn a little bit about speeds in space. With little atmosphere to speak of on the moon, there's nothing to slow down meteorites on their approach. This means the boulders would be hitting the surface of the moon going 70km/s (about 44 miles per second). For comparison, the meteorite that created the gigantic and well known Meteor Crater was only traveling at about 11km/s after being slowed by the Earth's atmosphere.

Long story short, it's impossible in every sense of the word for a boulder of that size to strike the moon at any angle and not leave a gigantic crater.
edit on 16-2-2012 by Speakeasy1981 because: added words

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 11:46 AM
Great find and this is very puzzling. I watch the moon regularly and there has been many strange things happening within the last 12-15 months. Thanks for the communication and keep up the good work. Between JPL, China and Japan there is a lot of stuff coming at us. Some of those newer images are excellent. I have always been intrigued by John Lear's work at and respect him greatly for speaking out and risking his safety continually over the years. Keep your antenna's up because they are always trying to fool us, discernment is always best! God bless and thank you!

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:40 PM
reply to post by 0bserver1

maybe its like one of those funky rocks they find on earth that move through the desert and leave treks. No one know how they move really and no one has seen them moving.But move they do and some of them are big.

posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:49 PM
reply to post by Illustronic

Well thats strange, I swear this was written down on the LROC site..?? they changed it....I swear..they did , because huffington post literally copied this text over... you can ask them... why change it?????

A casual glance might suggest that it happened last week, or even that its rolling might resume at any moment.

Nasa has shared two amazing new photos of what appears to demonstrate strong gravity on the moon

Both text phrases are gone and changed all of it...
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posted on Feb, 16 2012 @ 12:55 PM
A very strong gust of wind?

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