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obitom kenobi



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

urbanspaceman wrote:
obitom kenobi wrote:
How does this fit in with current scientific viewpoints where the centre of the universe is very far away? Are you saying this is an outright lie?

Not necessarily.
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Very Happy

Indeed.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Was Earth's moon made by 2 moons crashing?

Study says that would explain why two sides are so different from each other

By Charles Q. Choi - 8/3/2011 2:17:34 PM ET

A tiny second moon may once have orbited Earth before catastrophically slamming into the other one, a titanic clash that could explain why the two sides of the surviving lunar satellite are so different from each other, a new study suggests.

The second moon around Earth would have been about 750 miles wide and could have formed from the same collision between the planet and a Mars-sized object that scientists suspect helped create the moon we see in the sky today, astronomers said.

The gravitational tug of war between the Earth and moon slowed the rate at which it whirls, such that it now always shows just one side to Earth. The far side of the moon remained a mystery for centuries until 1959, when the Soviet Luna 3 spacecraft first snapped photos of it. (The far side is sometimes erroneously called the dark side, even though it has days and nights just like the near side.)

The moon has two faces

The moon's far side is very different than its near side.

For instance, widespread plains of volcanic rock called "maria" (Latin for seas) cover much of the near hemisphere, but only a few maria are seen on the far one. In addition, while the surface of the near side is mostly low and flat, the far side is often high and mountainous, with the lunar surface elevated 1.2 miles higher on average on the far side.

Now computer simulations hint a second moon essentially pancaked itself against its larger companion, broadly explaining the differences seen between the near and far sides.

Their calculations suggest this second moon would have formed at the same time as our moon. Scientists have suggested that our moon was born from massive amounts of debris left over from a giant impact Earth suffered from a Mars-size body early on in the history of the solar system. Spare rubble might also have coalesced into another companion moon, one just 4 percent its mass and about 750 miles wide, or one-third of our moon's diameter.....

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This computer illustration depicts a collision between Earth’s moon and a
companion moon that is 750 miles wide and about 4 percent of the lunar
mass. This late, slow accretion could explain the moon's farside highlands,
scientists say.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll buy the "2 moons colliding" scenario, but I'm fairly convinced that the reasons for less mares on the far side is because of the planetary body's expansion towards the Earth, as in Neal Adam's adaptation of the earlier theories of some guy who's name escapes me.

But I see this theory is still being called "crackpottery" in most scientific circles. Kinda like a lot of Gallileo's stuff was in it's inception. Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: The Adams family. Reply with quote

This is an interesting concept that has some (oblique) support in cosmology. If an inflationary period occurred in the early universe, that would indicate that while the vertices of space-time remained stationary, the axes had to lengthen. This would have implications for masses that eventually formed. Could an inflationary pressure still exist in isolated locations? Could its effect take time to manifest and its onset be delayed? If space-time expanded, why wouldn't particles also expand and thereby "nullify" the appearance of expansion because all yardsticks would also "expand" accordingly?

While this whole thing is highly speculative (ie no peer-reviewed data analysis with causative or even correlative linking) it does have those darn videos to show the strange symmetry and expansion of the surfaces of planets.

The main-stream scientists continue to search for drivers of their theory.

http://media.caltech.edu/press_releases/13375

http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu/Releases/?releaseID=1081

http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~gurnis/Papers/2010_Stadler_etal_Science.pdf

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