Magma Rain During Moon Formation



A collision eons ago between the earth and another celestial body throw vaporized rock into the atmosphere, some of which eventually became the moon. If this is true, you'd think that the earth and the moon would share the same basic materials, but there is more iron on the moon and more magnesium on earth.
Now researchers have an answer, and it's completely awesome. Magma rain would resolve the mystery, as rising rock vapor would see its magnesium oxide start to condense into droplets and fall back onto the planet's surface. The iron oxide inside the rock vapor wouldn't have condensed as easily, meaning far more of it got mixed into the disc that became the Moon.

Which evokes some interesting mental pictures resembling heavy metal album covers. Link -via Geekosystem

(Image credit: Fahad Sulehria)

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The moon is a fascinating ball of rock. Irwin Shapiro (Harvard astrophysicist)jokingly said, "The best explanation for the moon is observational error - The Moon doesn't exist."

1. The Moon is freakin' huge, we're talking ginormous. A natural satellite of the earth should be something closer to 30 miles in diameter, Luna is over 2000 (that's bigger than Pluto).
2. The moon doesn't have a magnetic field, but it's rocks are magnetized.
3. Some moon rocks date back 4.5 billion years and there's even one that was dated 5.3 billion years old (that's a billion years older than the Earth.
4. Moon rocks have also been found to contain processed metals like brass and mica, and uranium236 and neptunium237 (those have never been found to occur naturally).
5. The Moon also appears to be freakin' hollow!
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just like that, huh? of course the scientific method has no bearing here, because realistically, who would have the means to reproduce it and a control in a lab? but you know the old saying: sex sells; unfounded knowledge paired with Micheal Bay-esque explosions obtains grants from the fed.
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Dude! That image is not of a glancing blow, that's more like being socked in the breadbasket by a burly man being shot out of a cannon! Damage would be much noticeable when leaving a dent like that sucker.
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