Think we understand that big object in the night sky? Guess again. The moon is full of mysteries, some of which baffle scientists more the more we learn about it. Admittedly, the source of many of these reports has not been fully verified, and I don’t have the time to do the full research. But hey, this is a blog and by definition, I can take liberties with my sources and talk about whatever I want, right?
For example, rocks from the moon and the earth reportedly have very different minerals; the earth has high concentrations of iron, the moon does not. This implies that they were not formed from the same source, nor was the moon once part of the earth, as previously thought.
Some lunar rocks supposedly contain brass (a man-made alloy not found naturally), mica, and pure titanium. Stranger still, Uranium 236 and Neptunium 237, elemental isotopes not found in nature on earth, have been found in rock samples.
The solar system is known to be about 4.5 billion years old, the oldest earth rock is 3.7 billion years old, yet some lunar rocks have been dated to an ages ranging from 4.5 to 5.3 billion years. The lunar soil is a billion years older than its rocks and of a different composition.
Instruments left behind from Apollo missions detected a “wind of water” in 1971.
Some moon rocks are magnetized, although the moon has no magnetic fields. Where did the magnetic property of the rocks come from?
Measurements indicate that the moon is less dense at the core than at the crust, which is counter to conventional “geo-logic.”
No one really understands where the moon came from. Due to differences in composition, it can’t have come from the earth, nor from the same material from which the earth was created. Impacts on the moon (meteors or artificial objects crashed into the surface) have resulted in the measurement of a “ringing” reverberation, sometimes for hours before dying down. Such an effect typically only occurs in a hollow object, leading some to speculated that the moon is hollow at its core. No cosmological process can explain this.
The moon is the only satellite to revolve around its planet in a near circular orbit where one side always faces it.
The moon takes up the same angular size in the sky as the sun; hence the possibility of perfect solar eclipses. No other planet-moon combination comes close.
Most all other satellites orbit their planet in line with the planets ecliptic plane. But the moon is off by 5 degrees. Why?
The scientific community has been struggling with these anomalies for many years. A little internet research and one can easily find creative scientific explanations for most of the above anomalies. Unfortunately, they do not all peacefully coexist.
Programmed Reality has another explanation. The moon is simply a programmed part of our reality, like everything else. Its size was selected to create eclipses, its distance to facilitate exploration and generate tides and resultant tidal tables to make boating courses a little more complex. Reasons for other anomalies have yet to be discovered, but serve to provoke investigation and discourse. And, of course, without its beautiful prominence in the sky, we might never have known Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade”, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” and the name of Frank Zappa’s daughter.