Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Moon: What We've Learned So Far

We all know the moon is not made of cheese, but what is it made of ?

Believe it or not, there's a lot of ice on it. Scientists have been able to study samples brought back from the moon's surface during the Apollo missions. In addition, recent missions like NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, made it possible to study the moon's composition in space. With LCROSS and LRO, NASA has been able to observe lunar dust within the moon's craters and make a more detailed lunar topographical study than ever before -- and they've made some pretty exciting discoveries about the moon's composition.

The biggest finding, of course, was evidence of water on the moon, but that was only the beginning of the discoveries. Along with water, LCROSS also uncovered evidence that the moon has its own water cycle and that the water is typically present in the form of pure ice crystals.

Scientists were able to study the moon's composition in 2009 when LCROSS impacted in a deep crater on the moon's surface, ejecting a plume of material that might not have seen sunlight in millions of years. Instruments on the orbiting LRO satellite picked up traces of ice crystals and other volatiles, compounds that freeze and are trapped in the cold lunar craters and vaporize when warmed by the sun. As much as 20 percent of the material kicked up by the LCROSS impact was made up of volatiles, including methane, ammonia, hydrogen gas, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. The instruments also discovered relatively large amounts of light metals such as sodium, mercury and possibly even silver. Scientists believe the water and mix of volatiles that LCROSS and LRO detected could be the remnants of a comet impact. According to scientists, these volatile chemical by-products are also evidence of a cycle through which water ice reacts with lunar soil grains.

The proportion of volatiles to water in the lunar soil indicates a process called "cold grain chemistry" is taking place. Scientists have theorized that this process takes thousands of years and could happen on other frigid bodies, like asteroids and moons of other planets.

The moon is more than a giant rock circling Earth; it is a body with its own chemistry and composition that NASA has only just begun to reveal. As NASA looks toward the future for new lunar missions, its knowledge of the moon's composition could help future explorers. The existence of mostly pure water ice could mean future human explorers won't have to carry their own water source for valuable life support resources. In addition, an abundant presence of hydrogen gas, ammonia and methane could provide possible sources of fuel for future surface activities. Who knows -- in a few decades, lunar astronauts may return to Earth using the moon's own "lunar fuel."


Thursday, 22 December 2011

Is it the End...?

Mayan calendar is an ancient one and plethora of clues, putting together the pieces is very difficult to understand. the scientists and the scholars understands that the world would come to an end by 2012 after many studies. the calendar lasted for nearly five thousand one hundred and twenty five years, and its interpretations were almost correct. the most popular interpretation is that the world cycle will end on 21st December 2012 according to the Mayan calendar . In order to know better about the truth and the prediction it is important to know better about the calendar. on August 13th, 3114 BC the current cycle Batkun started. Which represents the end of last period and beginning of the current?

The end of the world 2012 will play out in a manner that it has something to do with one that is beyond the world. it is also believed that the world will by the Sun itself and not by any other forces in the galaxy. some also believes that the end is also due to some large solar flare. the flare may be due to orbit’s infiltration of planets which Babylonians and Sumerians that are referred to as Planet X and Nibiru. it is believed that there are some race of people lived in Nibiru called Anunnaki. the mythology states that this race of people come to earth and will genetically engineer the human beings because they are in need of gold for protecting their environment. it is also believed that the human beings whom they created will help to mine gold from South Africa and may also be in relation with Sumerians. In case of true nature, then the prediction also coincides with return of Anunnaki, i.e. return of our creators.

the calendar states that with the return of planet in to the system there may be a massive disasters in Uranus, Jupiter, Venus and Earth orbits. the Nibiru when crossing Jupiter may cause gases to ignite which it turn will create a second sun. thus Solar flare that are releasing from Sun are also at the peak during this year 2012 and the combination of these two cycles will cause massive damage to Earth that has never been seen before.

it has also been believed that the planetary alignment on earth during 2012 winter may also cause the world to end. at this time the entire milky way align at the point known as galactic equator and the alignment is so rare as it happens every 25000 years. This rare alignment causes shift of signal in magnetic poles , thus causes massive destruction to the Earth. it becomes a big question about Mayan calendar if any of these things does not happen. their understanding about the solar system and other predictions are rare that most people cannot understand.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...