Monday, October 22, 2012

Moon Mystery For Monday...!

Now this is the kind of mystery we can all appreciate! At least, I think it is.

Some of this information I knew and some of it I haven't heard before! That makes it even more appealing to me, ya know? A new mystery is always worth checking out!

Spaceship Moon Theory

Over the years, it has been scientifically observed that the Earth’s Moon holds some strange characteristics. The Moon is the 5th largest natural satellite in the Solar System. It is believed to have been created by a giant impact between the young Earth and a Mars-sized body. After examination, it has been noted that the Moon is apparently in the wrong orbit for its size, according to its current assumed density. Astronomy data indicates that the internal regions of the Moon are less dense than the outer, giving rise to the inevitable speculation that it could be hollow. Some of these claims come from the fact that when meteors strike the Moon, it rings like a bell. More specifically, when the Apollo crew, on November 20, 1969, released the lunar module, after returning to the orbiter, the module impact with the Moon caused their seismic equipment to register a continuous reverberation like a bell for more than an hour.

In July of 1970, members of the then Soviet Academy of Sciences, Michael Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov, proposed the Spaceship Moon Theory. The pseudoscientific theory claims that the Earth’s moon may actually be an alien spacecraft. Vasin and Shcherbakov’s thesis was that the Moon is a hollowed-out planetoid created by unknown beings with technology far superior to any on Earth. Huge machines would have been used to melt rock and form large cavities within the Moon. The Moon would, therefore, consist of a hull-like inner shell and an outer shell made from metallic rocky slag. The “Spaceship Moon” was then placed into orbit around the Earth. Proponents of this theory point to the increased reports and pictures of UFOs taken by NASA on their missions to the moon. It has been found that asteroids and meteors not only create shallow craters on the Moon’s surface, but produce a convex floor to the crater instead of concave as expected, supporting the idea of a rigid shell.

The moon is far older than previously expected, maybe even older than the Earth or the Sun. The oldest age for the Earth is estimated to be 4.6 billion years old, while Moon rocks were dated at 5.3 billion years. The chemical composition of the dust upon which the rocks sit is remarkably different from the rocks themselves. This indicates that the lunar surface may have been moved from somewhere else and placed on the Moon. Some of the Moon’s craters originated internally, yet there is no indication that the Moon was ever hot enough to produce volcanic eruptions. Hundreds of moonquakes are recorded each year that cannot be attributed to meteor strikes. Some of the quakes seem to follow a specific schedule.

The moon’s crust is much harder than originally presumed. When NASA was recorded drilling down a few inches into the Moon’s surface, it appeared that metal shavings were visible. Earth’s moon is the only natural satellite in the Solar System that has a stationary, near-perfect circular orbit. How does one explain the coincidence that the moon is just the right distance, coupled with just the right diameter, to completely cover the sun during an eclipse? Professional astronomers have been gradually discouraged from investigating a phenomenon that has been reported on the Moon for 1,000 years. It is short-lived light, color, or other changes in the appearance of the lunar surface, referred to as Transient Lunar Phenomena. Read more at

I think that this universe of ours is so filled with mysteries, we may never even scratch the service as far as discovering them all! Guess that gives future generations something to look forward to, don't you think?

I think we had better have our coffee out on the patio this morning. snacks, but the weather is great!


Phyllis (n/W Jersey) said...

Very interesting. We usually don't really think about the moon too
much - it's just there. I guess someday we will find out for sure.
Coffee on the patio is always a treat; I'll brig some apple cobbler.

linda m said...

Very interesting article this morning. I don't remember hearing any of this before, but I am not one to dismiss these theories either. There is so much we still don't know about the Universe. Coffee on the patio sounds good to - cold and damp outside here.

Sixbears said...

The moon has enough strange stuff going on that one would think we'd go back there.

If we could do it way back in '69, we could certainly do it again.

Momlady said...

Maybe we should just leave the moon alone. The local residents there might dislike the intrusion.

JO said...

That's alot to take in so early in the morning :)but still very interesting. But like Momlady just leave it alone.

Coffee on the patio is always so relaxing with good friends.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Apple cobbler sure sounds good, but then everything you bring always sounds good to me!

Right you are about the moon being one of those things we just take for granted!

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Linda...
I'm thinking that there are a lot of unanswered questions about the moon...enough to warrant another visit or two!

Not cold or damp here, just warm and windy!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Sixbears...
I'd have to agree with you on that! Bet all of us would like to see a follow up!

Guess we don't have enough money in the till after paying for all the presidential vacations!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Momlady...
Ya know, you might be right about the "no trespass" thing. Wouldn't want to rile up the wrong folks!

Thanks so much, my friend, for dropping by today!

Hey Jo...
Sorry to get the ol' "grey matter" working so hard this morning, but at least you now have something to ponder all day!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over this morning!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting but there are at least some vrongs in the text. The moons orbit is anything than a near-perfect circular orbit, it actually wobbles around quiet much and it's hard to calculate the orbit.

It is also leaving us with around 3 cm (a bit more than an inch) every year, so the moon was much closer when the dinosuares were walking around here.

But I remember a science fiction novel "Rendezvous with Rama" that is about a moon like space ship that is hollow and every time Rama comes close to a solar system life starts in its inside. One of my favorite scinece fiction novels.

Have a great day!

Dizzy-Dick said...

When are going to bring back all that cheese? When I was a little boy they told me it was made out of cheese.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Many thanks for all the additional information! Never get tired of information, that's for sure!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
I'm thinking that the story of the moon being made from cheese might be "full of holes", as it were!

I was told the same thing when I was younger! Kind of a let down to know it was all a story!

Thanks, buddy, for dropping by today!