Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Moon

The Moon has fascinated me ever since I was a little boy. As a uni student I studied Geology and learnt all about how the Sun, the Earth and all the planets formed. I studied the Moon and I remember that even then - the late 1990's - there still was no universally accepted theory as to how it actually formed. The most plausible theory was that a proto-planet called Theia collided with the infant Earth in a cataclysmic collision about 4.5 billion years ago, but even this theory has major holes.

It doesn't stop there. . . the presence of titanium in lunar rock, the remarkable resonance the lunar landscape possesses and it's mind-bendingly coincidental orbit are just some of the characteristics that defy conventional scientific wisdom. This collection of quotes from scientists, authors, researchers, NASA insiders and star-gazers captures perfectly just how extraordinary the Moon is . . .

And this video just takes it to a whole new level . . .


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