WHAT EXACTLY IS THE MOON
Do you think we humans take the moon for granted? I would say we do but hey, why shouldn't we? After al,l it does belong to us, it is Earth's moon. We have put flags up there. But there has also been much UFO type phenomena associated with our moon. During the first Apollo Mission why did Neil Armstrong say; "there is a Santa Claus up here". Other sources this decade have revealed that in this first moon landing one or more flying saucers performed intimidating and aggressive manoeuvres coming close to the Apollo shuttle before pulling away at the last second. The impression given was definitely to stay away. See our Worldwide Photos section to see pictures of UFOs on the moon. NASA personnel have also reported that UFOs have to be airbrushed out of many lunar images captured by shuttles.
The first mystery of the moon is that scientists cannot even conclusively and unamaniously agree on it's origins. Many scientists think it was formed from the same cloud of dust that created Earth about 4.6 billion years ago, while others think it could actually have been once a part of Earth that was torn from the Pacific Basin, which then filled with water. Others too think it may have just been captured by Earth's gravitational field as it wandered by. Although this view is widely accepted there is no solid mathematical evidence to show exactly how this momentous event could have happened. But this would help explain why 99% of rocks that we have collected from the moon are older than Earth, much, much, older! The oldest rocks on Earth are about 3.7 billion years old. Rocks from the moon vary in age from between 3.6 billion to 5.3 billion years old, most older even than the sun. Lunar rock is also relatively magnetic which is so far unexplainable. One possible explanation could be long ago nuclear devastation. What is really strange though is the fact that the lunar soil surface is approximately one billion years older than the rock it rests upon! On Earth the soil is mostly fine rock residue worn away slowly by erosion. Scientists have analysed lunar soil samples and discovered that it is not rock residue and is of different composition to the rock it rests on. In fact, it's origins must have been somewhere else.
Both American and Soviet probes have also collected pure iron samples from the moon that have not oxidised after over 20 years on Earth. Probes have also detected an area of the moon that is considerably hotter than it should be, known as the Apennine Range. When NASA scientists first discovered this phenomena they were sure the moon had begun to melt, yet this heat is radioactive and the moon's core certainly is not (if indeed it has a core). What is the source of this heat? There has never been an official explanation. Ever since we could see the moon clearly through a telescope we have watched clouds, fog and other surface anomalies on it. NASA scientists once detected a cloud of water vapour that was 140km wide and rose up from the floor of a lunar crater and into the athmosphere. But according to official investigations and scientific reports there is no water on the moon. In fact, one of the main objectives of the Apollo Missions was to verify whether there was moisture on the moon, and if so where was it coming from.
According to Issac Newton (in 1666), the gravity of the moon is 16.7% that of the Earth. So if you jump, say, one foot in the air normally, on the moon you should jump six feet in the air. Or if you fall over on the moon you should fall at least a few times slower than on Earth. But in the world famous footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing of 1969 both Neil Armstrong and Edward Aldrin are bouncing along the surface but rising only one and a half feet in the air, certainly not five or six feet. They were warned not to fall over as they may not be able to get up again and were cautioned to relax as their heart rate climbed over 120bpm. On the Apollo 14 landing the astronauts were unable to climb a steep crater and Alan Shepard had to be helped to his feet by his partner as he knelt to collect some soil samples. On the Apollo 16 mission Charles Duke fell over several times and could not stop himself. There is definitely something wrong somewhere! This error is the reason too that it took us so long to the moon in the first place. Between Russia and America it took 15 attempts to just send a probe to the moon's surface. Sir Newton was wrong!
Gravity force can be determined from the neutral gravitational point between the Earth and moon and according to Newton this point is about 40,000km from the centre of the moon. Wrong! Back on 2 January, 1959, the Russians, still calculating using Newton's accepted neutral gravity point, launched Luna1 which missed the moon by about 8000km. Out of America's first three probes the closest one missed by over 70,000kms. It was not until Luna9 that the Russians successfully managed a moon landing. America's best attempt was Ranger5 which missed by about 700kms. Eventually they had re-equated the neutral gravational point but NASA were reluctant to publicly clarify the new information, like how did they get this new figure? The new neutral gravitational point is around 70,000kms from the centre of the moon. This means that the moon's gravity is not 16.7% that of Earths but actually 64%, or about two thirds of our gravity. This figure is based on the new neutral gravitational point. But why would NASA be tight-lipped about this? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that when one unsuccessful probe crashed at full speed into the moon it vibrated or 'rang' like a bell for up to four hours, as if it was hollow. You see Newton should have been correct. There is something odd about the mass of the moon which scientific formulas cannot account for. Newton calculations were flawless, yet incorrect. Why? Could it be that the moon itself is an alien base, the perfect place to watch us from? They just enter and leave in their short-range flying saucers via the moon's dark side. Or perhaps it has something to do with the fact that there is no way the astronauts could have left the moon's surface, unless of course there was a secret anti-gravity type lifting mechanism in use? There is no way any of the lunar module's directional rockets could have launched it into orbit in 64% gravity. Come to think of it, if you view the Apollo lunar ascent you will notice a significant absence of rocket exhaust gases. Or maybe even NASA are staying tight-lipped because they are hiding the fact that they have operational lunar bases right now, and scientists in them busily working to create a breathable athmosphere, impossible at 16.7% of our gravity, but not at 64%. We already know that there is water up there.
Recently too Russian and Japanese astronomers captured on video a huge, metallic disc-shaped object crossing the moon's surface, and casting a shadow, as it flew at 200km/second or 720,000km/h. At that speed it would take only 25 minutes to travel the 385,000km to Earth. This same craft could then turn around and be on Mars in 80 hours. Is it alien, or ours? We are working to confirm this but rest assured, there is definitely something very strange going on up there.