Some great analysis by Dr. Zbik of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on the lunar soil points to quantum mechanical affects on unusual
nanoparticles within the soil created by high energy and heat from meteor impacts on the moon. Interesting stuff! Can this explain some of the lunar
mysteries astronomers have been observing throughout the ages?
We were really surprised at what we found," Dr Zbik said. "Instead of gas or vapour inside the bubbles, which we would expect to find in such
bubbles on Earth, the lunar glass bubbles were filled with a highly porous network of alien-looking glassy particles that span the bubbles' interior.
Evidently, Dr. Zbik believes these strange nanoparticles within bubbles in the soil interact with still unknown quantum mechanics to give these
strange characteristics of the lunar soil:
"Lunar soil is electro-statically charged so it hovers above the surface; it is extremely chemically
active; and it has low thermal conductivity eg it can be 160 degrees above the surface but -40 degrees two metres below the surface. "It is also very
sticky and brittle such that its particles wear the surface off metal and glass."
Check out the full article here at nanowerk, it's a short easy read and if you are
fascinated with the moon as much as I, should not miss it!
Eh? What are you on about? What you have linked to is not the whole paper, it is only about the movement of lunar dust. If you describe the movement
of lunar dust, you don't yet start explaining the why's and how's, that would happen in a later section of a paper. I know, because I have written
The other links given are more pop-science and include interviews. That makes them easier to understand, yet everything that has been said is
scientifically plausible and the word 'alien' means very probably 'not of earth' rather than 'little green men'.
I find this all very interesting and can't see the negativity that you are trying to instill.
Originally posted by Phage
"Alien-looking glassy particles"?
"Dr Zbik said nano particles behaved according to the laws of quantum physics which were completely different from so called 'normal' physics'
Interesting that the paper itself says nothing like that. Here is the reference to the "unusual behavior of lunar soil" from the paper.
The "alien-looking" remarks were not from the paper but a quote from Dr. Zbik from the article:
"Instead of gas or vapour inside the bubbles, which we would expect to find in such bubbles on Earth, the lunar glass bubbles were filled with a
highly porous network of alien-looking glassy particles that span the bubbles' interior.
Alien, as in non-terrestrial, not as in little green men. They are non-terrestrial because they are caused by the lack of an atmosphere on the moon
as compared to earthly impacts.
Interesting but it looks like another case of popular media taking real science and completely mutilating it.
edit on 6/13/2012 by Phage
because: (no reason given)
I agree media tends to dumb down things for the layman, way way too much at times, but I disagree with your critique on this one Phage.
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