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The Moon - What Is It And Who Made It?
2006 02 20

By Ted Twietmeyer |

Apollo 17 Moon View (NASA). Image from:

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. However, Moon 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 older. Who put it there and why? Can carbon dating pf moon rocks be that far off? 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.

In a past article (April 17th 2004 - "Our Solar System Is No Accident" [1]) 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: [2]

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 eggs. 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. However, 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 side. 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. [3]

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: Remaining Problems."

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 ini [ ]:

"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 observed.]

(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... "

Magnetic Fields 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, Tucson. 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] and

b) The location of the Crisium antipode, which is dominated by ejecta deposits from the more recent Orientale impact.

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 demagnetisation 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 magnetized areas.] Possible source materials and the origin of the magnetisation 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 Moonhas been detected as of this writing.

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 Science.

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... Its contour 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 review.

When the spent Lunar Landers were commanded to crash into the Moon from orbit, the Moon rang for an unexpected period of time. The 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.

Strange Materials and Shapes

Lunar South Pole (NASA).
This mosaic is composed of 1,500 Clementine images of the south polar region of the Moon. The top 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 illusion?

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 there? If one were to argue they were formed on the Moon, then how did this happen?

Orange colored 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.

Orbital Oddity
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 geometric center. 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. It begs to ask the question - who or what put the Moon into correct orbit? Who or what established the perfect velocity? This is clearly no accident.

Possible 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 city of 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. It,s 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 feet tall. ". . . the spires were arranged in precisely the same was as the apices of the three great pyramids." [4]

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 years ago? 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 depressionas 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...

Ted Twietmeyer

Inventor, engineer and frequent contributor, Mr. Twietmeyer is author of "What NASA Isn't Telling You About Mars" which is available at

[1] "Our Solar System Is No Accident"

[2] Moon statistics

[3] Moon conference details

[4] Strange Moon Facts

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