by Ted Twietmeyer
February 19, 2006
New research shows that our Moon is much older than originally
thought. It may also be far older than either the Earth or our Sun.
Our Earth is estimated to be 4.6 billion years old.
rocks brought back by Apollo were dated at 5.3 billion years old,
and the dust upon which they rested was about one billion years
Perhaps, but far more evidence of the
satellite's unusual history and characteristics have been out there
all along - hidden in plain sight as we shall see.
Apollo 17 Moon View
In a past article (April 17th 2004 -
"Our Solar System Is No Accident" )
I stated that the Moon must have an artificial origin, since no
natural explanation has proven viable for it's existence. Let us
explore what science might be available to further this concept.
There is a very large body of evidence that clearly shows something
strange is connected with this orbiting body. Yet none of this data
has ever been publicly explored or discussed in documentaries.
We will begin with the known statistics of our satellite.
Though not listed above, the Moon is also suspected to have multiple
magnetic fields. This theory was the result of researching satellite
probe data. It is important to keep this in mind for later
discussion. (The exact origin of the Earth's magnetic field is has
not been established.)
For readers who may not be aware, the Moon provides important timing
functions for tides to control Earth processes. Without tides, it is
believed that the world's oceans would have almost no life,
drastically affecting the food chain for our planet. Science already
knows that tides control the behavior and life cycles of shore and
sea-based creatures. These include various species of fish, sea
turtles, penguins and many more that use tide cycles for planting
Mechanically, the Moon also acts like a
huge flywheel stabilizing the Earth's rotation. Recently the wobble
in the Earth's rotation has abruptly ceased with no explanation from
the science community as of this writing.
Could the Moon have caused
this to happen?
Various theories have been attributed to the Moon's origin.
there is a silence from NASA regarding the seismographic instrument
data that Apollo left behind - Moonquakes are taking place on our
nearest neighbor. This equipment could run for many decades, as each
installation is powered by a radioactive isotope thermal generator.
Even more strange are that these events are taking place on the far
This was discovered more than 20 years ago.
Could there be a connection to the Earth's wobble and the presence or absence of
Moonquakes? This has yet to be proven.
A planetary sciences meeting was chaired by P.R. Stoddard, Department
of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois
University; R C Elphic, Los Alamos National Laboratory in August of
1985. A large body of evidence was provided which showed some very
odd events taking place on the Moon.
Studies regarding Moonquakes and magnetic "anomalies" (a word
virtually patented by NASA for an unplanned "event or observation")
show strange things are taking place on our silver neighbor. In the
meeting, a paper was presented by Nakamura, Y. Institute for
Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin titled "Deep Moonquakes:
Here is an extract of their research paper summary. They state the
center of the Moon may be hollow.
My explanation of scientific terms
are enclosed in [ ]:
"We have recently reexamined more
than 9000 previously unidentified seismic events catalogued
during the Apollo landing missions and positively identified for
the first time about 30 deep Moonquake nests on the far side of
the Moon. Although only a few of them are currently locatable,
the relative arrival times among stations for the rest and
presence or absence of seismic signals at particular stations
suggest that either:
(a) The region within about 40
degrees of the antipode [a point on the opposite side] is aseismic [a place where no Moonquakes have ever been
(b) Or the deep interior of the Moon severely attenuates or
deflects seismic waves.
In (b) above, this could make sense
if the deep interior is hollow. Aside from the obvious question
of how to distinguish between such hypothetical models, this
effort raised several more general questions concerning the use
of deep Moonquake signals to infer the structure and dynamics of
the deep interior of the Moon... "
OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN
Another paper titled "Correlations Between Magnetic Anomalies and
Surface Geology Antipodal to Lunar Impact Basins" was also presented
by Richmond, N C, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California and
Hood, L L, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona,
The summary for this paper states:
"Previous work has shown that the
strongest concentrations of lunar crustal magnetic anomalies
[magnetized areas] are located antipodal [opposite sides of the
Moon] to four large, similarly aged impact basins (Orientale,
which is furrowed and pitted terrane and Serenitatis, Imbrium
which is material of grooves and mounds and Crisium).
Only these areas have been selected due to:
a) Limited Lunar
Prospector magnetometer data coverage of the area antipodal
to Serenitatis [name of a crater]
b) The location of the Crisium antipode, which is
dominated by ejecta deposits from the more recent Orientale
Here, we report results of a
correlation study between magnetic anomaly clusters and geology
in areas antipodal to Imbrium and Orientale...This is supported
by an observed lack of demagnetization associated with the 61 km
Copernican-aged O'Day crater at the edge of Mare Ingenii, which
suggests a deep source for the anomalies [unexplainable
Possible source materials and the origin of
the magnetization will be discussed at the conference."
Put in simplified terms, this paper
showed that magnetized areas were found on the OPPOSITE side of the
Moon from large craters.
The data was obtained from the orbiting
Lunar Prospector satellite. Yet in the absence of an overall
planetary magnetic field (magnetosphere) no one can determine how
this magnetization could happen. Perhaps a meteorite hitting the
Moon is like striking an iron rod, which if done just right can
align the molecules to form a magnet.
The problem here is that the area the
researchers are talking about is 2,000 miles away from the crater -
on the opposite side of the Moon!
Molten magnetite rock on Earth is well known to have molecules
aligned to the Earth's magnetic field while cooling. This pattern is
permanently retained and has helped scientists to determine when and
how often the Earth's magnetic poles have flipped. Unfortunately, no
magnetosphere encompassing the entire Moon has been detected as of
Among the other papers at the conference was yet another titled
"Lunar magnetic anomalies in the solar wind: Possible existence of
mini-magnetosphere" written by Kurata, M of the Tokyo Institute of
Technology, Tsunakawa, H also of the Tokyo Institute of Technology,
and Saito, Y of the The Institute of Space and Astronautical
Here is an extract of that paper's summary:
"It has been suggested that lunar
magnetic anomaly fields are interacted with the solar wind
plasma to form the mini-magnetosphere on the lunar surface...Lin
et al.(1998) pointed out that a mini-magnetosphere was formed in
the solar wind downstream of the strong magnetic anomaly in Imbrium antipode region...
If the mini-magnetosphere exists on
the lunar surface deflects solar wind particles, its role of
barrier could produce a high-albedo region around the magnetic
anomaly. In this study, we mainly investigate magnetic anomaly
fields in the solar wind at low-altitude (15-40 km) with a data
of level 1.
We detected lunar magnetic anomalies after preprocessing of the
level 1 data... In the present study, magnetic anomalies were
mapped from the data sets in the tail lobe, the Moon wake and
the solar wind, and were compared with each other...
pattern of magnetic field intensities in the tail lobe or the
wake is almost symmetrical with respect to the north-south line.
However, such symmetry [of the magnetic field] is obviously
distorted in the solar wind to show some elongation toward the
downstream of the solar wind.
Also, the form of distortion [of the
magnetic field] seems to be changed when the solar wind
conditions (dynamic pressure, the angle of incidence, and so on)
are different. These results may support existence of the
mini-magnetosphere in Reiner Gamma region. We will discuss the
possible mini-magnetosphere comparing the LP MAG data with the
ACE data of the solar wind."
The above summary tells us that a solar
wind appears be affected by a mini-magnetosphere! Yet other
researchers claim this field cannot exist! Perhaps the true nature
and characteristics of the solar wind are not fully understood. Many
other papers and studies exist that use data collected by NASA
instrumentation which we cannot cover here.
The general public is
completely unaware of most of these papers, as scientists tend to
stay within their own disciplines (and circles of friends) for peer
When the spent Lunar Landers were commanded to crash into the
from orbit, the Moon rang for an unexpected period of time.
first time was on November 20, 1969 and it used the lander for the
Apollo 12. The seismographs left behind caused the Moon to ring for
more than an hour.
Apollo thirteen's third stage impact on the Moon
was even more incredible.
Reverberations lasted for three hours and
twenty minutes, down to an estimated depth of twenty-five miles.
This ringing seems to suggest the Moon may have no core at all.
MATERIALS AND SHAPES
Lunar South Pole
This mosaic is composed of 1,500
Clementine images of the south polar region of the Moon.
half of the mosaic faces Earth. One can easily see a
counter-clockwise, swirl-like pattern of craters. Is this pattern
the result of random impacts of over eons of time or just an
The lunar crust is also much harder than previously thought.
Astronauts had difficulty when drilling for samples on the Lunar
surface (maria.) The maria is composed primarily illeminite, a
mineral containing large amounts of titanium which is an extremely
hard metal, and quickly wears out the best machine tool bits.
Titanium is also very light in weight, like aluminum. Uranium 236
and neptunium 237 (elements not normally found on Earth) were
discovered in lunar rocks.
How did these elements get
If one were to argue they were
formed on the Moon, then how did this happen?
glass spheres and other fragments from Apollo 17,
which is actually
dust under high magnification.
The particles shown range from 20 to 45
microns, and was brought back from the Taurus-Littrow landing site.
Scientist-Astronaut Harrison J. Schmitt discovered the dusty orange
soil at Shorty Crater. The orange particles are mixed with black
grains of other material, and are about the same size as the
particles that compose silt on Earth. Chemical analysis of the
orange soil material revealed it is similar to samples from the
Apollo 11 landing area (Sea of Tranquility) site several hundred
miles to the southwest.
Like Apollo 11 samples, Apollo 17
samples are also rich in titanium (8%) and iron oxide (22%). Unlike
the Apollo 11 samples this orange soil is also unexplainably rich in
zinc. The orange soil is probably of volcanic origin and not the
product of meteorite impact. (NASA)
The question is - could volcanic action have existed on the Moon? It
remains unproven if the Moon ever had volcanoes in the ancient past.
Ours is the only Moon in the solar system with a stationary,
circular orbit which is almost perfectly circular. The Moon's center
of gravity is approximately 6000 feet closer to the Earth than its
This should make the Moon wobble but it does not.
The resultant bulge is located on the far side of the Moon, opposite
the side facing our Earth.
This is clearly no accident.
FIRST SIGHTING OF THE MOON BY MAN AND FLASHES OF LIGHT
One of the most fascinating of the lunar observations are flashes of
light. Ancient authors such as Aristotle and Plutarch wrote about a
group called the Proselenes of Greece. This group claims to have
existed before the Moon was in orbit. Heiroglyphs found near the
Tiahuanaco, Bolivia record the Moon entering into orbit
about 11,500 to 13,000 years ago.
Other historians and writers such as Aristarchus, Plato,
Eratosthenes, Biela, Rabbi Levi, and Posidonius all reported
anomalous lights on the Moon. One year before the first Apollo
landing, NASA reported that more than 570 flashes were observed on
the Moon over more than 400 years, from 1540 to 1967.
On July 29, 1953, John J. O'Neill observed a 12-mile-long bridge
straddling the crater Mare Crisium. In August, British astronomer Dr.
H.P. Wilkens verified its presence, "It looks artificial.
almost incredible that such a thing could have been formed in the
first instance, or if it was formed, could have lasted during the
ages in which the Moon has been in existence.
An obelisk-shaped object that towers 1 miles from the Ukert area of
the Moon's surface, was discovered by Orbiter 3 in 1968. Dr. Bruce
Cornet, who studied the amazing photographs, stated,
"No known natural process can
explain such a structure."
One of the most curious features ever
photographed on the Lunar surface (Lunar Orbiter photograph III-84M)
is an amazing spire that rises more than 5 miles from the Sinus Medii region of the lunar surface.
The Obelisks: Lunar Orbiter II took several photographs in November
1966 that showed several obelisks, one of which was more than 150
"...the spires were arranged in
precisely the same was as the apices of the three great
Almost everything we look at with regard to the Moon does not fit
any known natural method of formation.
Either our neighbor is
artificial, or it is not. Scientists everywhere continue to find
oddities that strongly indicate artificial origin.
If it is artificial, what does
this say about our Earth's origins?
Could life have been sustained
on our Earth if the Moon was not in orbit before 13,500
Everything we know about the mechanism
and cycle of life in our oceans indicates it could not.
To form an
object the size of our Moon requires physics, engineering and
materials manufacturing technology far beyond anything we can
imagine today. Are the depressions and deep holes we casually label
as craters without giving it a second thought - actually craters?
Perhaps one day the Moon's creators will land on Earth to see what
our progress is. Then they will takeoff again to go dust off their
creation with a wave of their hand over a control panel? That's all
fine and dandy - as long as they don't kidnap the "man in the Moon."
Summer nights would never be the same again without him...
Solar System Is No Accident
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With Christopher Knight