Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

Moderator: Deku Tree

Post Reply
User avatar
CaptHayfever
Supermod
Posts: 37771
Joined: Tue Jul 16, 2002 1:00 am
Location: (n) - the place where I am
Has thanked: 368 times
Been thanked: 91 times
Contact:

Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#1

Post by CaptHayfever » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:39 pm

https://www.kmov.com/astronomers-say-so ... 77242.html
Astronomers say something really big is buried beneath the moon's surface
Meredith Digital Staff
Updated Jun 11, 2019 | Posted on Jun 11, 2019

(Meredith/CNN) -- Here is something you may not know about the Moon: Earth's clingy best friend is also the site of one of the largest-known impact craters in our entire solar system.

Essentially, something caused a giant hole on the Moon billions of years ago, and astronomers have just discovered that there's something big -- really big -- buried underneath the surface.

According to research published in the journal "Geophysical Research Letters," the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin hides a mass that is estimated to be 4.8 quintillion pounds (that's -- are you ready for it? -- 4,800,000,000,000,000,000 pounds, all written out).

"Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground. That's roughly how much unexpected mass we detected," author Peter B. James said in a release.

The researchers from Baylor used various sets of data collected from space crafts that measure the gravity around the Moon, and compared them to maps and imaging of the Moon's surface. As a result, they found a dense metallic mass pulling down on the floor of the basin.

So, what is it? James and his team surmise it could be metal embedded in the Moon's mantle from the asteroid impact that caused the crater some estimated 4 billion years ago. If that's true, it could be a time machine -- and a gold mine -- for scientists studying the history of the universe. All of that metal, and basically the entire area surrounding the mass and the crater, could tell them a lot about how the asteroid impact happened and what the solar system was like when it did.

"[The basin is] one of the best natural laboratories for studying catastrophic impact events, an ancient process that shaped all of the rocky planets and moons we see today," James said.

Unfortunately the crater -- and the mysterious substance below -- aren't visible to mere earthbound humans, since they're on, literally, the far side of the moon.
TLDR: It's probably a meteor made of rock & metal.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

User avatar
X-3
Moderator
Posts: 23779
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:00 am
Location: noiɈɒɔo⅃
Been thanked: 126 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#2

Post by X-3 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:23 pm

Wow, this is just like that one Kubrick movie. You know, The Shining, about the faked moon landing.

User avatar
Valigarmander
Supermod
Posts: 50433
Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: World -1
Has thanked: 132 times
Been thanked: 605 times
Contact:

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#3

Post by Valigarmander » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:58 pm


User avatar
Calamity Panfan
Moderator
Posts: 33115
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:00 am
Location: if a lot of people love each other the world would be a better place to live
Has thanked: 59 times
Been thanked: 151 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#4

Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:38 pm

it's cheese

User avatar
Booyakasha
Supermod
Posts: 18746
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2000 2:00 am
Location: Wisconsinland
Has thanked: 82 times
Been thanked: 177 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#5

Post by Booyakasha » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:44 am

It's a mass relay. The Protheans left it inside our moon so that a couple hundred years hence us humans could join the galactic community and shoot bad guys with space-blunderbusses and drive our rad flying tank around on other worlds and not appreciate getting to drive our rad flying tank around on other worlds and complain about having to drive our rad flying tank around on other worlds and always choose the renegade dialogue option and watch boring cutscenes and secretly want to punch the stupid-ass jellyfish-guys in the mouth and have coitus with grossout alien shiksas.
boo-------nothin but hooves, fangs, tusks, antlers and broken blades

User avatar
SephirothKirby
Posts: 7400
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:34 pm
Location: the one and only
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#6

Post by SephirothKirby » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:28 pm

it's me guys i'm free

User avatar
I am nobody
Moderator
Posts: 13071
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:26 pm
Location: -89.97814998,-42.2333493
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#7

Post by I am nobody » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:41 pm

Booyakasha wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:44 am
It's a mass relay. The Protheans left it inside our moon so that a couple hundred years hence us humans could join the galactic community and shoot bad guys with space-blunderbusses and drive our rad flying tank around on other worlds and not appreciate getting to drive our rad flying tank around on other worlds and complain about having to drive our rad flying tank around on other worlds and always choose the renegade dialogue option and watch boring cutscenes and secretly want to punch the stupid-ass jellyfish-guys in the mouth and have coitus with grossout alien shiksas.
bbbut the relay was in charon and also the reapers made it

User avatar
Booyakasha
Supermod
Posts: 18746
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2000 2:00 am
Location: Wisconsinland
Has thanked: 82 times
Been thanked: 177 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#8

Post by Booyakasha » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:52 pm

^pffft---------get a load of this nerd, trying to correct me on my 'borderlands' lore
boo-------nothin but hooves, fangs, tusks, antlers and broken blades

User avatar
I am nobody
Moderator
Posts: 13071
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:26 pm
Location: -89.97814998,-42.2333493
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 91 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#9

Post by I am nobody » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:21 am

nononno you've got it all wrong. this is from frogger. it's all spelt out in latin in the car patterns if you translate them to morse code.

User avatar
Booyakasha
Supermod
Posts: 18746
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2000 2:00 am
Location: Wisconsinland
Has thanked: 82 times
Been thanked: 177 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#10

Post by Booyakasha » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:37 am

...

...

...YOU'RE FROM 'FROGGER'
boo-------nothin but hooves, fangs, tusks, antlers and broken blades

User avatar
Sim Kid
Posts: 13320
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2001 1:00 am
Location: The state of Denial
Been thanked: 21 times

Re: Astronomers Say Something's Buried in the Moon

#11

Post by Sim Kid » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:56 pm

Castlevania. That's why it appears during eclipses.

Post Reply

Return to “Current Events”