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Scientists now tend to lean toward the third theory- that the moon was "captured" by the earth's gravitational field and locked into orbit ages ago.
Originally posted by Rubicant13
I would be lying if I stated that the moon does not and has not fascinated me since I was young. There is so much that we still do not know about it. I was perusing the internet (as usual) and found this site. I admit that some of the things revealed on it I did not know, and thought it was an interesting and thought provoking.
Originally posted by jazzguy
so in summary, the conclusion is.....
they know nothing about the moon lol
6. The Puzzle of the Rustproof Iron Found on the Moon: Samples brought back to earth by both Soviet and American space probes contain pure iron particles. The Soviets announced that pure iron particles brought back by remote controlled lunar probe Zond 20 have not oxidized even after several years on earth. Pure iron particles that do not rust are unheard of in the scientific world (although there is a solid iron pillar of unknown age in New Delhi, India, that has also never rusted, and no one knows why).
The pillar has attracted the attention of archaeologists and metallurgists and has been called "a testament to the skill of ancient Indian blacksmiths" because of its high resistance to corrosion. The corrosion resistance results from an even layer of crystalline iron hydrogen phosphate forming on the high phosphorus content iron, which serves to protect it, and also the effects of the local Delhi climate, which alternates from wet to dry. 
Yes. Some beliefs are that pure iron doesn't rust. This is not the case. Iron 'rusts' or corrodes according to the following: Fe --> Fe2+ + 2e-
I bet the Russians have the Iron in an environmentally controlled environment, Not laying around outside to get rained on