The moon is far more than just a beautiful object in the night sky.
Ever since its creation 4.5 billion years ago the moon has been edging away from Earth into space. Throughout its journey, it has influenced our planet in different ways. But one things clear, without it life would never have emerged on Earth.
4.5 billion years ago the moon forms when another planet slams into the early Earth. The impact knocks our planet “off-balance” onto an axis of 23 degrees, which we still rotate around today. This is what gives us our seasons. Without it we would have no summers, springs, winters or falls.
4 billion years ago the solar system endures the most violent meteorite bombardment in its history, the Lunar Cataclysm. The Earth, being 50 times bigger than the moon, exerts a massive gravitational pull on incoming space debris. Because the moon is still so close to Earth it too gets hit. 99% of all craters on the lunar surface visible today are a result of this bombardment.
3 billion years ago the Earth has water and oceans. Because the moon is far closer its gravitational pull is far stronger on the Earth. The tides it creates are thousands of feet high and smash hundreds of miles inland every day. Scientists believe that these tides feed the Primordial Soup with the minerals required to start life. Without them only the most basic microbes would be on Earth today.
Today the moon has the same gravitational pull as a mosquito landing on your head, yet some people still believe it can influence our planet in bizarre ways.
The San Francisco Police Department tell us how crime appears to soar during a full moon. But the scientific data suggests otherwise, studies show no correlation between the Full Moon and violence. Naked Science investigates.
Scientific research into the moon is allowing some scientists to predict when natural disasters will strike. Some researchers believe that when the sun and moon align and pull together on the Earth they can trigger both earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
In the future the moon will move so far from Earth that it will affect the fine balance of our planet, sending our climate tumbling out of control.
Mars, Venus and the moon will be exceptionally close together on the evening of January 31, making for a great astronomical viewing party, says a Vancouver astronomer
By Jon Hernandez
Jan 30, 2017
The three celestial objects will be exceptionally close to each other on Tuesday night in a rare celestial treat called a conjunction.
“A conjunction is when you have the apparent visibility of multiple things in one particular area of the nighttime sky,” said Derek Keif, an astronomer at the HR MacMillian Space Centre.
“There’s going to be a whole bunch of bright stuff in one region pf our sky,” he said. “You’ll actually be able to see Mars, Venus and the moon really, really close together.”
Venus, Mars and the moon will form a bright and tight-knot triangle Tuesday night. Kei says the total space they’ll take up is no larger than the size of your fist if you were to extend your arm.
Of course, it’s all relative — they’ll still be millions of kilometres apart.
But from the perspective of Earth, the conjunction marks a rare event where the objects meet in a unique dance.
“[It’s] literally a dance because all of these components are moving at different speeds — our moon moves all the way around the Earth once every 29.5 days,” said Kief.
“Mars and Venus are doing the same — but their time scales are much, much, much slower.”
The conjunction has been going on since early January 2017. But after the 31st, Mars and Venus will begin moving away from each other.
Kief says the best time to watch the conjunction is after sunset, starting at 8 p.m. PT.
He says to identify Venus, look for the glowing object that has a red and yellow tinge to it. Venus will shine slightly brighter than Mars, since it’s closer to the Earth and has a highly reflective atmosphere that redirects light from the sun. Mars has an orange and red tinge to it.
And remember, if the celestial object you’re looking at twinkles, it’s probably not a planet.
“Stars twinkle in our nighttime sky because they’re so far away,” he said,
Planets on the other hand, are much closer.
“The atmosphere doesn’t distort them as much, so you actually see them as a solid colour as opposed to the twinkling stars.”
With files from CBC’s North by Northwest
To listen to the full interview, click on the audio labelled: Mars, Venus and the moon to put on astronomical ‘dance’ on Tuesday
Nov 20, 2016
The moon holds a mystical place in the history of human culture, so it’s no wonder that many myths exist.
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Extraterrestrial life, commonly referred to as alien life, is the life that does not originate from the Earth. Some cosmologists believe alien life ranges from simple bacteria-like organisms to civilizations, which are far more advanced than that of human beings. Some exobiologists also suspect that alien life exists. In addition, other scientists, government officials, and military personnel have all spoken out about alien life.
Airline pilots have also told stories of how they have seen Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) while airborne. In Leslie Kean’s book titled ‘UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record’, she documented accounts of these people.
One such account was given by Neil Daniels, a United Airlines captain for thirty-five years, with more than 30,000 hours of flying time and an Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross.
Daniels and his co pilot were flying from San Francisco to Boston, when they observed a “brilliant, brilliant light off the wing tip,” about 1,000 yards away from their United DC-io aircraft. They were flying on autopilot when they saw the object. Moment later, the passenger plane was forced into an un-commanded left turn, apparently pulled by the object’s magnetic interference, prompting Boston Center to ask, “United 94, where are you going?”
Captain Daniels replied “Well, let me figure this out. I’ll let you know.” Daniels said they then noticed that their three compasses were all reading different headings, and at that point they deliberately uncoupled the autopilot and flew the airplane manually. The powerful light followed along with the aircraft at the same altitude for several minutes, then took off rapidly and disappeared. There are similar accounts in the book.
However, apart from these accounts, a prominent Physicist, Dr John Brandenburg who worked for NASA before adding his voice to the alien life is real argument. For record’s sake, Dr Brandenburg has a PhD in Plasma Physics. He is also a consultant at Morningstar Applied Physics LLC and a part-time instructor of Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics at Madison College. Dr Brandenburg was involved in NASA’s Clementine Mission to the Moon, which was a joint space project with the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization for research on the moon.
According to Dr Brandenburg, during the Clementine Mission, many things were discovered that have been classified, making it impossible for him to talk about publicly. However, there is one thing that he is free to talk about.
Brandenburg described what he saw during the NASA project:
“It was (the Clementine Mission) a photo reconnaissance mission basically to check out if someone was building bases on the moon that we didn’t know about. Were they expanding them? Of all the pictures I’ve seen from the moon that show possible structures, the most impressive is an image of a mile wide recto-linear structure. This looked unmistakably artificial, and it shouldn’t be there. As somebody in the space defense community, I look on any such structure on the moon with great concern because it isn’t ours, there’s no way we could have built such a thing. It means someone else is up there.”
This chilling account given by Dr Brandenburg has made observers describe it as a “substantial evidence” of alien life present in our solar system.
Dr Brandenburg also revealed that when the Clementine Mission was completed, the images taken from the moon were analyzed by an elite department team with the highest security clearance. He said when some of them wanted to probe the pictures further, they were denied the opportunity, but many of the scientists involved in the project realized that alien life is real, despite the attempted cover up by NASA officials.
“They basically kept to themselves and just did their work, and we were told not to interfere with them. We were aware there was a possibility of an unknown presence, possibly alien/extraterrestrial near the Earth,”Dr Brandenburg added.
According to Rise Earth, apart from Dr Brandenburg, many scientists and academics have also spoken about Alien life and UFOs. It is said Theodor C. Loder III, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire once said: “Intelligent beings from other star systems have been and are visiting our planet Earth. They are variously referred to as Visitors, Others, Star People, ETs, etc.”
Former NASA Astronaut and Princeton physics professor, Dr Brian O’Leary also has said in the past: “There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time”.
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