NASA Reveals That Moon Has Liquid Core

Moon coreCould it really be that sensors placed on the Moon by Apollo astronauts in 1971 only just revealed this information about the structure of the Moon, or has NASA been holding information back? The Daily Mail reports:

It’s an unlikely marriage between state-of-the-art and 40-year-old technology that has yielded extraordinary results.

Signals from seismic sensors left on the lunar surface by Apollo astronauts in 1971 have revealed that the Moon has a liquid core similar to Earth’s.

Scientists at Nasa applied contemporary seismological techniques to the data being emitted from sensors placed by their colleagues during the U.S. space program’s heyday.

The new research suggests the Moon possesses a solid, iron-rich inner core with a radius of nearly 150 miles and a fluid, primarily liquid-iron outer core with a radius of roughly 205 miles.

Where it differs from Earth is a partially molten boundary layer around the core estimated to have a radius of nearly 300 miles…

[continues in the Daily Mail]

, , ,

  • Pingback: Tweets that mention NASA Reveals That Moon Has Liquid Core | Disinformation -- Topsy.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    NASA had better find oil up there or they will be de-funded, Goddammit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    NASA had better find oil up there or they will be de-funded, Goddammit!

    • Mark Russell

      Let NASA keep doing what they’re doing – and leave us to the oil as we’re clearly obsessed with it and the idea that we have an infinite amount. NASA is doing what it should be, we as humans aren’t backing them up near enough as we should. Deep-space pursuit should be an obsession now, not just an idea as you pull up to the McDs drive-thru.

  • Fenrir130

    Seismology has advanced as a field. What they’re saying is that with modern mathematical methods, they pulled something useful from an old data set.

    What the hell would NASA gain from covering this up?

  • Fenrir130

    Seismology has advanced as a field. What they’re saying is that with modern mathematical methods, they pulled something useful from an old data set.

    What the hell would NASA gain from covering this up?

    • Haystack

      They don’t want you to know that the moon has a delicious caramel center.

  • Haystack

    They don’t want you to know that the moon has a delicious caramel center.

  • Mark Russell

    Let NASA keep doing what they’re doing – and leave us to the oil as we’re clearly obsessed with it and the idea that we have an infinite amount. NASA is doing what it should be, we as humans aren’t backing them up near enough as we should. Deep-space pursuit should be an obsession now, not just an idea as you pull up to the McDs drive-thru.

  • Anonymous

    Guess the ‘nothing left to learn’ argument for going back to the moon just died in the ass.

  • dumbsaint

    Guess the ‘nothing left to learn’ argument against going back to the moon just died in the ass.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Example: read War and Peace when you’re 7 years old. Then read it again when you’re 47. The book doesn’t change, the words/data is the same as ever. The reader, however, has grown and changed. Comprehension of data sets changes as we learn more…and 40 years is a lot of time and growth between reads. I can believe in new data drawn from old data sets.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Example: read War and Peace when you’re 7 years old. Then read it again when you’re 47. The book doesn’t change, the words/data is the same as ever. The reader, however, has grown and changed. Comprehension of data sets changes as we learn more…and 40 years is a lot of time and growth between reads. I can believe in new data drawn from old data sets.

    • dumbsaint

      That’s no fun. I’m going with the Nazi moon base conspiracy personally.

  • Anonymous

    That’s no fun. I’m going with the Nazi moon base conspiracy personally.

  • Honu

    That’s interesting but I wonder what kind of impact it will have compared to the fact that the moon is actually an artificially constructed body in space….ha!:

    http://newdawnmagazine.com.au/Article/Who_Built_the_Moon.html

  • Honu

    That’s interesting but I wonder what kind of impact it will have compared to the fact that the moon is actually an artificially constructed body in space….ha!:

    http://newdawnmagazine.com.au/Article/Who_Built_the_Moon.html

  • Honu

    That’s interesting but I wonder what kind of impact it will have compared to the fact that the moon is actually an artificially constructed body in space….ha!:

    http://newdawnmagazine.com.au/Article/Who_Built_the_Moon.html

21