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How many planets in our solar system? How many solar systems in our galaxy? How many stars/planets in all the solar systems in our galaxy? How many galaxies in the known/unknown universe?
The above does NOT work with any other planets/moons within our solar system!
In the book the authors suggest that whoever it was that set up our solar system so that it could support life, would have been able to control the earths spin and orbital rate
How much similarity are you looking for?
the composition of the lunar rocks should show more similarity.
After correcting for secondary effects associated with cosmic-ray exposure at the lunar surface using samarium and gadolinium isotope systematics, we find that the 50Ti/47Ti ratio of the Moon is identical to that of the Earth within about four parts per million, which is only 1/150 of the isotopic range documented in meteorites. The isotopic homogeneity of this highly refractory element suggests that lunar material was derived from the proto-Earth mantle, an origin that could be explained by efficient impact ejection, by an exchange of material between the Earth’s magma ocean and the protolunar disk, or by fission from a rapidly rotating post-impact Earth.
We show that these variations represent large-scale evaporation of zinc, most probably in the aftermath of the Moon-forming event, rather than small-scale evaporation processes during volcanism. Our results therefore represent evidence for volatile depletion of the Moon through evaporation, and are consistent with a giant impact origin for the Earth and Moon.
After consideration of cosmic-ray spallation and degassing processes, our results demonstrate that lunar magmatic water has an isotopic composition that is indistinguishable from that of the bulk water in carbonaceous chondrites and similar to that of terrestrial water, implying a common origin for the water contained in the interiors of Earth and the Moon.
The cloud of debris reformed itself into the modern Earth and moon. This "giant impact" theory neatly explained why the rocks Apollo astronauts brought back from the moon closely resembled rocks on Earth—or so it seemed at first.
Even if the numbers do fluctuate a bit, we're still looking at some amazing facts. Excellent food for thought, V-Hawk. Thanks for a quality thread.
edit on 8-2-2014 by The GUT because: (no reason given)
Wow, all the regulars with their usual sarcasm.
I must be onto something!
reply to post by lotusfoot
Then I guess you fail to understand the concept of planetary formation or that gravity is the "glue".
edit on 2/8/2014 by Phage because: (no reason given)
reply to post by VoidHawk
Ok this image makes no sense...
Squaring the earth?
Wouldn't that mean the edges of the earth match the square?
Why does the earth go outside the edges?
What am I missing?
Where is the moon in drawings before the mega disasters? (Answer: She was too far away to be seen.)