View Full Version : Ancient Impact Might Have Created the "Man In The Moon"

2006-Feb-14, 07:09 AM
SUMMARY: Scientists from Ohio State University think they know what created the famous "Man on the Moon" feature. They think that a large object impacted the Moon on the far side, which sent a shock wave through its core and fractured the opposite side. The team used gravity fluctuations measured by NASA's Clementine and Lunar Prospector spacecraft to map the Moon's interior. The data shows that the asteroid impact was so catastrophic, the resulting scar passes clear through the Moon's mantle and core.

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Bill Peters
2006-Feb-14, 04:15 PM
It's pathetic that the bad astronomy image of the Moon is turned 90 degrees to an impossible viewing. It's like a slide put in sideways.

Get it right or don't post.


2006-Feb-14, 04:22 PM
Hi, i have never been able to figure out how The Man in The Moon is actually seen, can anyone help me? Thanks E. Edgar