The moon remains intriguing, it’s specialized designed role on maintaining life on earth is quite remarkable. It has the correct size and exact distance required. Scientists lack a lot of data on how much uniqueness there is in regards with the moon’s relationship with the earth compared to the rest of the universe.
Scientists also discovered the earth’s moon is being hit with “a massive cloud of plasma strikes” which removes material from the moon’s surface. These plasma strikes comes from solar flares that are ejected from the sun. Now Space.com reported that research created a model to learn the effect it had on the moon’s surface.
“The model predicts 100 to 200 tons of lunar material — the equivalent of 10 dump truck loads — could be stripped off the lunar surface during the typical two-day passage of a CME.”
What this study like about the moon is the consequences of this phenomena happening over the faulty assumed age of the moon which is 4.5 billion years. One would think that with all that sandblasting going on over that time that the surface would have undergone a considerable amount of rework.
It would be a great way to demonstrate the real age of the moon, wouldn’t you say? One could do this by calculating the mass loss and change of appearance expected of the lunar surface experiencing CMEs, and see whether the calculation matches what was observed by the Apollo astronauts while taking into account the average frequency of CMEs striking the moon in 4.5 billion year time frame.
So what moon exploration has finally arrived? China’s probe that mapped the lunar surface last October? No, but that probe continues to study the sun and Earth’s magnetic field. What has arrived are two NASA probes with a mission to map the lunar surface like never before. In order to accomplish such a specialized and history making task, the two probes must position themselves in an optimal orbit in order to “measure the pushes and pulls of the moon’s gravity, data that scientists can use to model what is inside the moon.”
But what they mean by “model” is to speculate rather than observe what is inside the moon. One article suggested the mission was to understand the moon’s mysterious evolution. However this is not the case, we will learn from the exploration of the moon which is great science, but learning nothing about interpreting it into how it supposedly evolved, only more questions with more invented speculation within that man-made story telling framework.
Creationists should be excited about explorations in space like the moon, there is much to learn out there, no mystery about who or what created it.