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(STLToday)   Idiots debate the origin of the Moon   (interact.stltoday.com) divider line 22
    More: Amusing, Origin of the Moon, moons, Apollo astronauts, angular momentum, Asteroid Belt, just a theory, Mariana Trench, asteroids  
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2014-06-07 12:37:04 AM  
England d'uh.
 
2014-06-07 04:45:42 AM  
Holy crap, there's some fierce stupidity in those comments.
 
2014-06-07 07:11:10 AM  
The Derp is strong with those commenters.
 
2014-06-07 07:15:50 AM  
Green or Swiss cheese?
 
2014-06-07 07:32:21 AM  
It's made of ribs. And I would eat it, given the chance
 
2014-06-07 07:58:42 AM  
The origin of the moon doesn't matter anymore, because the aliens who built it are long gone. It may as well just be a rock in space now, like every other rock, and not an advanced observation and listening base disguised to fool us primitives.
What does matter is why the aliens left. What chased them out of our neck of the galaxy? Whatever it was, if it scared the Builders away, we don't stand a chance. That's one of the reasons NASA won't go back to the moon. We got a glimpse of the secrets it held on the last few manned missions, and we realized our only strategy was to play dumb, to avoid the technology under the crust, and maybe whatever is out there will think we're too primitive to matter and they'll leave us alone. But if we use it, they'll come after us just like they came after the Builders. And we don't have any way to run.
 
2014-06-07 09:13:30 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-07 10:04:11 AM  
The moon was bitten by a radioactive spider while his parents were getting killed in an alley and was given adamantium claws before being launched towards earth from his home planet.
 
2014-06-07 10:30:39 AM  
How is babby Earth formed?
 
2014-06-07 01:04:12 PM  
Once there was a pilgrim, he was lonely as a broom. He had the idea to build the moon. He started with an onion then he let it dry, then he rang it like a bell and made him cry. Then he covered it up with dust and dirt and he made it hollow so it wouldn't hurt, then he cut the ropes and it came unwound, then raised it up off of the ground. Now the moon is hanging in the sky. It's shaking the ocean and moving the tides. And if his calculations was not true, then we might not be lonely looking at the moon.

Somebody once asked the Astronauts, "Who built the moon?" But they would not talk about the pilgrim in his lonely shell looking down on the earth all by himself. But, they was really worried about his lonely bones. Said, "can we send a mission to bring him home." But by the time that the Apollo touched down he was hiding in a hole under ground.
 
2014-06-07 02:44:46 PM  
God dun' it
 
2014-06-07 03:50:43 PM  
Reading the comments, I love how people go through the trouble to insert a quote from another person in their signature.  On some random web site.
 
2014-06-07 04:00:21 PM  
That's no moon.
 
2014-06-07 04:32:25 PM  
It's a ship from the Fourth Imperium.
 
2014-06-07 04:59:15 PM  
I have a bad feeling about this.
 
2014-06-07 09:35:48 PM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net

Discord took all the popcorn.  An apple will have to do.
 
2014-06-07 10:43:30 PM  
I thought we borrowed it from Jupiter and were going to give it back but then we sort of just lost contact and can't find Jupiter's address.
 
2014-06-08 12:12:40 AM  
Pic of the researchers:
www.freewebs.com
 
2014-06-08 04:20:59 AM  
Why would we find traces of Theia on the moon? It's my understanding that the moon is mostly composed of Hadeon Era Earth crust while Theia itself was completely absorbed by Earth.

Is that no longer the working theory?
 
2014-06-08 01:16:02 PM  
 
2014-06-08 05:34:49 PM  

Ishkur: Why would we find traces of Theia on the moon? It's my understanding that the moon is mostly composed of Hadeon Era Earth crust while Theia itself was completely absorbed by Earth.

Is that no longer the working theory?


It would have been a messy collision, with both proto-Earth and Theia being completely fragmented and/or melted. I don't see how complete assimilation of Theia could have occurred.

The isotope differences just show that the lunar and terrestrial samples have different amounts of Theia mixed in.
 
2014-06-08 07:16:45 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: It would have been a messy collision, with both proto-Earth and Theia being completely fragmented and/or melted. I don't see how complete assimilation of Theia could have occurred.


Because it was mostly iron, and iron is heavy and always sinks to the center of most worlds.
 
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