Lacewing wrote:A few nights ago I watched a show that was suggesting some very odd characteristics about the moon. Which, if true, is rather startling. Such as, despite there being a vast range of circumference sizes of craters, they’re all the same depth! That makes no sense. Furthermore, the precise size, distance, and orbit of the moon, to allow eclipses with the sun, are phenomenal odds. Also notable is that we only ever see one side of it. Finally, when the Apollo mission (I think that’s the one) was returning to Earth, it released part of its equipment to fall back to the moon. Their sensors picked up that when the equipment hit the moon, the moon “rang like a bell” for a full minute! They couldn’t explain this, and so on another mission they released a larger load to fall back on the moon, and that rang like a bell for 3 minutes! The soft surface of the moon should not cause anything like that... and apparently scientists can’t explain that either. Are these false claims?
One theory suggests that the moon is actually a metal structure with a false surface... which could possibly be used as an observation base for someone. It was also suggested that it could have been towed into place... into precise position... a very long time ago -- perhaps to watch and interact with this earthly/humankind experiment?
Opinions or insights, anyone?
One detail that I can point out is that the distance from the Earth to the Moon is increasing, so the fact that the moon is just the right size to eclipse the Sun is just a coincidence that works now, but millions of years earlier or later it will not work as well.
As far as the Moon "ringing like a bell", that is not so odd as it sounds, as the Earth will do so as well, as will any solid planet, and it has a similar effect on the gas giants as well. It's just that the Moon can be tested and recorded more easily. In fact that is how a seismograph works which allows scientists to learn the structure of the interior of the Earth, without actually going there. The actual surface of the Moon may be relatively soft to the touch, but the Moon itself is a relatively rigid structure, most scientists do have an idea of what is going on, the producers want to give a false sense of mystery.
If these facts don't make sense to the producers of the show, it's because they don't want to explore the explanations that have been given by the scientists who are researching these phenomenon, and want to leave the viewer with the idea that there is a mystery, when scientists actually have some reasonable ideas about what is happening.
Finally craters are not all the same depth, but they are well preserved due to the relative lack of weathering on the Moon, weathering that has erased all but the youngest craters on Earth.